Aux courses by Jean-Gabriel Domergue

  • A French beauty attends the horse races in this painting by Jean-Gabriel Domergue
  • The painting portrays his trademark subject, la belle Parisienne, the pretty, modern young woman
  • His works are highly sought after for their ground-breaking reflections of women
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Item No. 31-3618

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Jean-Gabriel Domergue
1889-1962 | French

Aux courses
(At the Races)


Signed "Jean Gabriel Domergue" (lower right)
Oil on board

A slender, urbane Parisian woman takes a stroll at the racecourse with her companion in this vibrant oil portrait by Jean-Gabriel Domergue. The young beauty dons a cream-colored hat that stylishly coordinates with her dress and gloves, standing in striking contrast to the verdant green background of her surroundings. Her confident expression and casual air are characteristic of the women in Domergue's most captivating works.

Born in Bordeaux in 1889, Domergue studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He was only 17 years old when he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français for the first time, winning the Prix du Rome in 1911 and a gold medal in 1920. While landscapes dominated his early oeuvre, from the 1920s he changed his focus to what would become his trademark subject, la belle Parisienne.

Domergue enjoyed a tremendously successful career. From 1955 until 1962 he was the curator of the Musée Jacquemart-André, organizing exhibitions of the works of van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and Goya, among others. Domergue was appointed a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur and also served as a Fellow of the Academy of Fine Arts.

Board: 16 1/8" high x 13 3/4" wide
Frame: 22 3/8" high x 19 1/8" wide
Aux courses by Jean-Gabriel Domergue
Maker: Domergue, Jean Gabriel
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: France
Type: Paintings
Depth: 2.0 Inches
Width: 19.13 Inches
Height: 22.38 Inches
Style: Modernism
Canvas Width: 13.75 Inches
Canvas Height: 16.125 Inches

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