Oil on canvas, hunting scene by ” Alfred DE DREUX ” French school 19th
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Oil on canvas, hunting scene by ” Alfred DE DREUX ” French school 19th



Very nice ,and exclusieve painting oil on canvas ” Halte de Chasseurs ”

painted by the famous French artist ” Alfred De Dreux ” ( 1810 – 1860 ).

Very nice piece ,it is one of a kind

Biography of De Dreux :

Alfred de Dreux was born in 1840 into a privileged and colourful family.He was the first child and only son of the architect, Pierre-Anne Dedreux (1788-1834).His sister, Élise (1812-1846) was the mother of writer Louis Becq de Fouquières. After his father won the Prix de Rome for architecture in 1815, he lived at the Villa Médicis in Rome. While there, Théodore Géricault, a friend of the family, made portraits of him (pictured) and Élise.

In 1823, at the urging of his uncle, the painter Pierre-Joseph Dedreux-Dorcy, he began studying art with Géricault who was a family friend and a lover of horses. Later, he studied at the studio of Léon Cogniet. By this time, horses had become his favorite subject. His first exhibition at the Salon came in 1831 with the painting Interieur del Salon, which won him immediate fame. The following year, an equestrian portrait of the Duc d’Orléans became his entry to a position in the workshops of Eugène Isabey.

From 1840, he began the now famous series of portraits of horses from the stables of the Duc d’Orléans.The Scènes Equestres was completed in 1842 and the Petits Scènes Equestres in 1847. Dreux made a second portrait of the Duc together with his guards. King Louis-Philippe was so pleased with it that he invited Dreux to accompany him on an official trip to England. Following the revolution of 1848, the French royal family emigrated to England, where Dreux became a frequent visitor. He made many return trips there over the next few years, where the English passion for horses and fox-hunting earned him many commissions from the English aristocracy.

The logo of Hermès International is based on a drawing by Dreux.

Additional information


Oil on canvas


Atr. Alfred de Dreux , French school 19th


Ca 1850


Private estate sale in Paris


In good condition, the painting has been restored and cleaned .


Size canvas : 47 cm x 61 cm
Size framed : 62 cm x 77 cm

Extra info

bottom right a collector's or exhibition number " 12 "


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