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Julien Dupre - Les Enfants au Bord du Ruisseau  
Julien Dupre
French, 1851 - 1910
Les Enfants au Bord du Ruisseau
Oil on Canvas
24" x 26-1/4"
Signed lower right
Provenance: New Orleans Auction Gallery
Julien Dupre (French, 1851-1910) "Les Enfants au Bord du Ruisseau", Julien Dupre". Presented in a period giltwood exhibition frame. Dupré exhibited works at every Salon exhibition from 1876 until his death in 1910 and earned critical acclaim for his depictions of peasant life. He was awarded medals at several Salon exhibitions and received a Gold Medal at the Exposition Universalle in 1889 for his pictorial representations of the life of the farm worker. Dupré was very successful during his lifetime both in Europe and the United States. Wealthy American patrons traveled to Paris to acquire his works. Reference:Gérald Schurr, Dictionnaire des Petits Maîtres de la Peinture 1820-1920