Claude-Marie Dubufe

(French, 1790-1864)

Claude-Marie Dubufe was born in Paris in 1790.  A student of Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825), Claude‑Marie Dubufe exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1810 to 1863, showing mostly portraits, which were highly regarded for the graceful poses of their aristocratic subjects. His subjects were at first classical, and then scriptural, but his reputation rests chiefly on his portraits, of which he produced a large number.  Paintings by Dubufe are in the collections of several museums, including the Musée du Louvre, Paris, the National Gallery, London, and the Norton Simon Museum of Art in Pasadena, California Dubufe’s son and grandson were also painters of portraits as well as genre paintings and historical subjects