Francois Dubois

France (17901871 ) - Artworks
DUBOIS Francois Napoléon Sur Son Cheval Marengo

Sotheby's /Dec 2, 2003
2,000.00 - 3,000.00
22,700.00

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Francois Dubois - The Death Of Mithridates

Francois Dubois - The Death Of Mithridates

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signed lower left: François Dubois and inscribed on the reverse of the stretcher: MORT DE MITRIDATE esquisse peinte de François Dubois 1816 oil on paper laid on canvas CATALOGUE NOTE Mithradates had declared war on the Romans in 88 B.C. whereupon he quickly conquered Galatia, Phrygia and Asia. Soon, however, the Roman armies under Sulla and Pompey were to defeat him over and over again; Mithradates' troops revolted and, having vainly tried to poison himself, Mithradates commanded a Gallic mercenary to run him through.
Francois Dubois - Allegories Of The Four Continents

Francois Dubois - Allegories Of The Four Continents

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FRANÇOIS DUBOIS FRENCH, 1790-1871 ALLEGORIES OF THE FOUR CONTINENTS each approximately: 31 1/2 by 79 1/2 in. each signed François Dubois; America dated 1834 (lower left) each: oil on canvas CATALOGUE NOTE Believed to have been commissioned for a French country estate, Dubois' Allegories of the Four Continents are more than interior decoration; the quartet reflects wealthy Europeans’ global influence and fascination with exploration, conquest, and colonization. Before the sixteenth century, the world was pictured as a great circle divided in half: one part represented by Europe and Africa while the other Asia. Dramatically expanding worldviews in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries further divided the circle into four quarters, introducing the Americas and allowing Asia and Africa each a distinct visual identity. By the nineteenth century the four Allegories were immediately recognizable on maps, in history books, popular newspapers, architecture, and the impressive paintings of Salon and Academy artists. Celebrated for his historical and mythological subjects, Dubois follows contemporary conventions by depicting Europe as a woman warrior, an Artemis or Amazon queen with Western weapons of conquest: a horse, sword, rifle and cannon. In contrast to Europe’s armor, her fellow Allegories of more exotic lands are nearly nude with only loosely draped cloth accentuating their curves. Asia is the most modest of the three, her back to the viewer, revealing her creamy skin in an odalisque pose, holding a peacock feather fan and joined by a finely crafted incense burner and domesticated camel. Reflecting the alluring mystery of more unknown lands, the Americas and Africa hold tomahawk and hunting arrows respectively, companioned with equally emblematic animals—a lizard and parrot and a resting lion. Both are equal parts Classical queen and “real” native, with ethnographic features, dressed in tribal feathers or crafted jewelry as described by travelers to foreign lands. Significantly, the Americas and Africa each look toward the right, toward the other half of the room from where the panels of Europe and Asia were most likely positioned. Looking across at one another, each of these Allegories represent the belief that the undeveloped frontiers of the Americas and Africa were yet unspoiled by modern life but needed the cultured touch of more “accomplished” civilizations. In the end, however, these figures are a pastiche of the real and imagined qualities of each Continent's people--linked by a shared appreciation of the universal beauty of women.
Francois Dubois - Napoléon Sur Son Cheval Marengo

Francois Dubois - Napoléon Sur Son Cheval Marengo

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Francois Dubois -  Les Tuileries

Francois Dubois - Les Tuileries

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Lot number: 177
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