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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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