Adrien Henri Tanoux 1865-1923

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signed and dated 'Tanoux.1887' (lower left)
oil on canvas
(301.5 x 401.5 cm)

The painting shown above was sold at the Sotheby's 2007 Orientalist Sale, it was lot 35 and sold for 216.250 EUR (nearly $300.000 USD). According to the auction data, this is a very large painting, more like a mural, being 3 x 4 meters in size. It is an early work by Tanoux, who would have been only about 22 and possibly still a student of Leon Bonnat. Note that the frame I have selected for this digital reproduction is not in keeping with the size of the actual painting, the reader must try to imagine that he is seeing a miniture version of the original.

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created by L. A. Miller in collaboration with Jean Duday.


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