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Don Juan, Haidee and Lambro, (painting)

Artist:
Dubufe
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 1 (Sale info: For Sale).
"Then shrieking, she arose, and shrieking fell, . . . Then sprung to Haidee's bitter shriek,/ He caught her falling, and from off the wall/ Snatched down his sabre, . . . Then Lambro, who till now forebore to speak,/ Smiled scornfully, and said, 'Within my call/ A thousand cimetars await the word: . . .'" This magnificent chef d'oeuvre of Pictorial Art, was painted by Monsieur Dubufe con amour, and with a view to sustain and increase, if possible the high reputation attained to him as the splendid painter of those two splendid pictures of the Temptation, and Expulsion from Eden, of Adam and Eve. To expatriate largely on the great excellencies of this superb work, is deemed superfluous, from the conviction that they must be apparent to the meanest capacity, but it may not be improper to advert to the expression of the passions, (exhibiting scorn, fright and anger) grouping and action of the figures, arrangement and casting of the draperies, and the almost allusive approach to silk, satin, fringe, velvet, cloth, furs, carpet, &c., in the other accessories, forming as a whole what the artist and his friends esteem his greatest production, and the best judges one of, if not the finest work of art ever introduced into this country. (Size of the picture 14 feet by 12.) [P. 2.]
Catalogue of W. Hayward's Collection of Paintings by the Ancient and Modern Masters, now exhibiting at Corinthian Gallery, corner of Milk and Federal Streets, (Entrance in Federal Street.) Boston: Eastburn's Press, 18 State Street, 1840.
Topic:
Figure group
State of Being--Evil--Violence
Literature--Byron--Don Juan
Control number:
AECI 00050001
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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