Portrait of Alphée Dubois

Alphée Dubois


A friend of Delaunay's since their time in Rome together, Alphée Dubois enjoyed a brilliant career as an engraver.

Here we see him wearing the Cross of the Order of St Gregory the Great, with his appearance of severity accentuated by the subdued ground and dark suit. The Nantes Museum also possesses a drawing of Dubois as a young man, doubtless dating from the Roman period.

Portrait of Alphée Dubois
Oil on canvas
60 x 50 cm
S.T.L: J.E. Delaunay; Inscribed top right: NANTES 1874
Crédit Industriel de l’Ouest Donation, 1987
Inv. 987.3.1.P