Claude-Marie-Paul Dubufe, a French historical and portrait painter, was born in Paris in 1790, and studied under David. His subjects were at first classical, and then scriptural, but his reputation rests chiefly on his portraits, of which he produced a large number. Dubufe, who was the last representative of the school of David, died at Selle-Saint-Cloud in 1864. Amongst his chief works are:
- A Roman suffering starvation with his family rather than touch a sum of money entrusted to him. 1810.
- Christ allaying the tempest. 1819.
- Apollo and Cyparissa. 1822.
- The Birth of the Duke of Bordeaux. 1824. (Orleans Museum.)
- The Passage of the Bidassoa. 1824.
- Four frescoes representing 'Egypt,' &c. (Conseil d'État, Paris.)
- The Surprise. 1828. (National Gallery, London.)
- Portrait of Louis Philippe.
- Portrait of General Montesquiou-Fezenzac (Versailles).
- Portrait of Nicholas Koechlin. 1841.
- Portrait of the Queen of the Belgians.
- Portrait of Virginie de Ternant (Marquise de Dansville-Sur-Meuse) (False River, Louisiana).
- Portrait of Marius Claude Vincent de Ternant (False River, Louisiana).
- Portrait of Marie Virginie Avegno (nee' de Ternant) (False River, Louisiana).
- Portrait of Julie Euriphile de Ternant (False River, Louisiana).
This article incorporates text from the article "DUBUFE, Claude Marie" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.
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