Woman with a Wheelbarrow by Julien Dupré (French, 1851 - 1910)
Julien Dupré
French, 1851 - 1910

Woman with a Wheelbarrow

oil on canvas
14 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (36.2 x 43.82 centimeters)

Signed lower left: Julien Dupré

Julien Dupré (French, 1851 - 1910)

Julien Dupré was described in an article in the Magazine of Art (1891) as: "...one of the most rising artists of the French School". Although he was student of Isadore Pils and Henri Lehmann at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Dupré?s great master was the rural genre painter Désiré François Laugée, whose daughter he would marry in 1876. Dupré exhibited works at every Salon exhibition from 1876 until his death in 1910 and earned critical acclaim for his depictions of peasant life. He was awarded medals at several Salon Exhibitions and received a Gold Medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1889 for his pictorial representations of the life of the farm worker.

Dupré was very successful during his lifetime both in Europe and the United States. Wealthy American patrons traveled to Paris to acquire his works and they became part of the great collections of the 19th century. Many of these collections, in turn, would become the cornerstones of our great museums.

Selected Museum Collections:
Musée d?Orsay, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME; Columbia Museum of Art, SC; Musée de Grenoble; Huntington Museum of Art, WV; University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lille; Musée de Tessé, Le Mans; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha; Reading Public Museum and Art Gallery, Reading, PA; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen; San Diego Museum of Art; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum and Washington University Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO; Chi-Mei Museum, Taiwan; Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA;

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