Jules Alexandre Patrouillard DeGrave [1844-1932]
All the children, ca.1875
Oil on board
15 x 12 inches [unframed] | 25 x 22 inches [framed]
Signed at lower right : ‘DeGrave’.
Unrestored original condition. Period original frame.
Most famous for teaching the artist Henri Matisse [1869-1954], Jules Alexandre Patrouillard DeGrave [1844-1932] was a popular genre artist of children. DeGrave was a pupil of Jean-Leon Gérôme [1824-1904] and became a member of the Société des Artistes Français in 1883. He took part in the society’s exhibitions and gained an honourable mention in 1883. Degrave taught at the École de Dessin Quentin Delatour in St-Quentin. All the children, ca.1875 is part of a series of very similar works exploring this theme and using the same children.
1990 ( David Smernoff, New Haven, CT & New York, NY ) ;
1990 Private collection of [withheld], Bucks County, PA ;
ca.1875 Jules Alexandre Patrouillard DeGrave [1844-1932], the artist .
2020 David Smernoff, New York, NY, “Tiny moments : the life of genre painting”, November 15 – December 31.