Stanislas Darondeau

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The Return of the Prodigal Son, oil on canvas painting by Stanislas-Henri-Benoit Darondeau, 1840

Stanislas-Henri-Benoit Darondeau (1807–1841) was a French painter, draftsman and engineer who was born in Paris in 1807. He exhibited in the Salon de Paris between 1827 and 1841.[1] He circumnavigated the globe between February 1836 and November 1837 under Auguste Nicolas Vaillant (1793–1858), producing many illustrations of French Polynesia and Hawaii.[2] In 1841-42, he participated in an African expedition under Captain Louis Édouard Bouët-Willaumez aboard the Nisus. Darondeau died in Brest, France in 1841.

The Honolulu Museum of Art and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux are among the public collections holding works by Stanislas-Henri-Benoit Darondeau.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bénézit, Emmanuel, Bénézit Dictionary of Artists, Paris, Gründ, 2006, Vol 4, p. 431
  2. ^ Severson, Don R., Finding Paradise, Island Art in Private Collections, University of Hawaii Press, 2002, pp xiii