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Alfonse de LABROUE (1792 – 7th January 1863, Metz) "Portrait of a Lady in Blue", miniature

Signée and daté: "LABROU 1828", 14 by 11 cm (5.5 by 4.4 in), on natural material, watercolor and gouache
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Among the numerous miniaturists of Alsace, Alfonse de Labroue undoubtedly occupies one of the most prominent places. This extremely prolific master left wide artistic heritage richly presented in the French aristocratic collections. He received his first artistic education from his mother, peintre-amatrice, m-me Labroue. Unlike most miniaturists of East France, Labroue was inspirited not only by the French school. The German and especially Saxonian miniature painting had great influence on the forming of his art. In 1820 he travelled to Dresden, where he met the great German landscape painter Caspar David Fridrich. Fridrich was just recently visited by the Russian Grand Duke Nikolai Pavlovich his wife Alexandra Feodorovna and was able to order his own portrait to Lebroue. This romantic treatment of the famous painter became chief approach of Labroue vision of personality for the long time.
After returning to France, Labroue found support of de Malherbe wealthy family. He received many orders. Later he moved to Paris where he settled at 31, rue de Beaune. His regular participation in exhibitions brought him a stable reputation of a painter of the Parisian bourgeoisie.

Price: SOLD
Condition: Excellent
Categories: Miniature
School: French