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Charles Edouard Edmond Delort Oil on Canvas "Game for the Cardinal"


Charles Edouard Edmond Delort (French, 1841-1895) oil on canvas "Game for the Cardinal", depicting a seated cardinal behind an ornate French Louis XV roll-top Bureau du Roi, after the model by Jean-François Oeben currently at Versailles, a young boy delivering a game bird as a gift, all inside an ornately paneled and upholstered wall room with parquet floors and centred with a white bear skin rug. The canvas within its original giltwood carved frame. Signed (Lower left): C. Delort, circa: 1870-1880. Measures: Canvas height: 36 inches (91.4 cm). canvas width: 26 inches (66 cm). frame height: 45 inches (114.3 cm). frame width: 35 inches (88.9 cm). Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 19th Century European Art on 26 October 2004, Sale N08019, Lot 88. Charles Édouard Delort (1841–1895) was a French academic painter who was born in Nimes, France on February 4, 1841. He grew up in the area around Bordeaux, and entered the naval Academy at 12 years of age. In 1859, he moved to Paris, where he studied with Jean-Léon Gérôme and with Marc-Charles-Gabriel Gleyre.


  • Creator
    Charles Delort (Painter)
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  • Condition
    Excellent. A truly beautiful and very decorative painting with vibrant colors and fine attention to detail. Please view all the images for all details..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 45 in. x W 35 in. x D 3 in.

    H 114.3 cm x W 88.9 cm x D 7.62 cm

  • Seller location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Seller reference number
    Ref.: A953
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