Duroi [Early 19th-century]
Still-life—trio of apples, wine glass, grapes, grape leaves, trio of plums, lemon and butterfly, 1849
Oil on canvas
16 x 13 inches
Signed and dated at lower right : ‘Duroi / 1849’.
Marking type: Gallery or art supply maker stamp in red faded ink.
Location: Canvas center verso.
Text: ‘Ancienne Maison / Valle / BLL[?]AVONE[?] Successeur / 3 Rue de l’Arbre – Sec / PARIS’.
Title history :
2018 : Still-life—trio of apples, wine glass, grapes, grape leaves, trio of plums, lemon and butterfly [physical description of objects contained within still-life] ;
1854 : A lemon and other objects painted to the life [from auction catalog] ;
ca.1980s ( David Smernoff, New Haven, CT ) ;
ca.1980s ( Auction or private seller ) MA area ;
1849 Private collection [unknown, a well to do American collector], Portland, ME ;
1849 [unknown first name] Duroi [Early 19th-century], the artist .
1854 Edward M. Patten auctions, Portland, ME held at Fox Block Rooms, Middle Street, Portland, ME, “Catalogue of two hundred and one oil paintings of remarkable beauty and value, recently brought from Europe … [from an American collector who travelled for three years in Europe]”, March 3-4, 1854
Literature / references :
– Edward M. Patten auctions, Portland, ME, auction catalog, “Catalogue of two hundred and one oil paintings of remarkable beauty and value, recently brought from Europe, now on free exhibition, at the Rooms in the Fox Block, entrance on Middle Street. Sales by Auction, Friday and Saturday Mornings, March 3rd and 4th, at 10 o’clock, each day. Edward M. Patten, Auctioneer.” March 3-4, 1854, lot #6, not illustrated.
Duroi may have been related to a famous naturalist from the late 18th-century. Possibly J. Duroi or Jean-Philip Duroi.