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Artist Name:

Alexandre-Denis Abel de Pujol

Nationality & Life Dates:

French, 1785 – 1861

Title:

Portrait of Nicholas Legrand and His Grandson, Joseph-Adolphe De Pujol

Date:

1815

Medium:

Oil on canvas

Dimensions:

45 x 38 inches

Credit Line:

Purchase with funds from the Phoenix Society and purchase with funds given by Alfred Austell Thornton in memory of Leila Austell Thornton and Albert Edward Thornton, Sr., and Sarah Miller Venable, and William Hoyt Venable

Accession Number:

1990.2

Currently Not on View
Abel de Pujol painted in the Neoclassical style of his famous teacher, Jacques-Louis David. This style, with its strong contours, smooth surfaces, and rigorously constructed compositions, held sway in France in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Abel de Pujol most often concentrated on religious and historical subjects, and apparently painted portraits only early in his career. This double portrait shows Nicholas Legrand, Abel de Pujol’s father-in-law, with the artist’s eldest son, Joseph Adolphe, portrayed with great sobriety.



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