Julien Léopold Boilly

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Julien Léopold Boilly
1796-1874
Young Man Reading under a Tree
Watercolor, pen and black ink, over graphite on paper.
7 5/8 x 9 7/8 inches (19.3 x 25 mm)
Gift of W.M. Brady in honor of Charles E. Pierce, Jr.
2007.96
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Signed at lower left in pen and ink: J. Boilly.

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W.M. Brady.
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Taught by his father, Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761-1845), and Baron Gros, Julien-Léopold or Jules - as he was also called - began studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris in 1814. Known principally for historical subjects he also painted portraits, nudes, genre subjects, church interiors, and ruins.

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Brady, W. M., former owner.

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