Claudius Dubiez, Still Life With Wisteria

Claudius Dubiez, Still Life With Wisteria

This enchanting still life by French artist Claudius Dubiez (act.1854-1902) depicts an arrangement of wisteria with a vase, jug and book. It’s exquisitely rendered with careful attention to the finer details. Note the light, which falls across the petals and illuminates the gilding on the book. And the gentle folds in the cloth, which rise and fall away.

Dubiez admired this decorative ensemble and captured its elegant beauty with a delicate touch.

Signed in the lower left and housed within a gilt frame.

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Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 30½” x 36” / 77cm x 91cm
Year of creation: 1882
Condition: Artwork presents well. Craquelure but the paint is stable. Frame with some abrasions and general wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £18,444 achieved for an oil painting in 1999.

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