An oil on canvas painting by the French artist Pierre Dupuis (1833-1915) of a seated lady with chickens.
Some other examples of works by this artist are included at the end of photos.
Frame: Set in an ornate wooden gilt frame.
Signature: Lower right, and dated 1873.
Provenance: German private collection.
Condition: Painting and frame both in good condition. The canvas has been re -lined and there is some re-touching on the face and skirt.
Measurements: Painting measures 70 x 57cm and the overall frame 87 x 74cm.
Biography: Pierre Dupuis (1833-1915) was born in Orléans. He was the brother of the painter and sculptor Daniel Dupuis (1849-1899).
Pierre Dupuis entered the School of Fine Arts in Paris in 1848 in the workshops of Horace Vernet and Léon Cogniet. He debuted at the Salon des artistes français in 1863 and exhibited there until 1909. He was a member of the Society of French Artists. He obtained a second prize of Rome in 1863 on the theme of Joseph being recognized by his Brothers. He obtained an honorable mention at the Salon in 1882, a third class medal in 1884 and an honorable mention at the 1889 World Fair in Paris.
His paintings hang in many museums including Musée d’Orsay (Paris), Hotel Groslot d’Orléans, Ursuline Museum (Mâcon), Museum of Fine Arts of Marseille, Museum of Fine Arts of La Rochelle, Quimper Museum of Fine Arts and the Orléans Museum of Fine Arts.