Alfred De Dreux
1810 - 1860 Paris

En Francais : Alfred De Dreux

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Alfred De Dreux
by Marie-Christine Renauld Beaupère

Two books written by Marie-Christine Renauld (Beaupère) :

- "Alfred De Dreux, le peintre du cheval" Edition Caracole, Favre - Lausanne - 1988

- "Alfred De Dreux, le cheval, passion d'un dandy parisien" Edition Action artistique de la Ville de Paris, 1997.

This book has been edited with the exhibition "Alfred De Dreux, le cheval, passion d'un dandy parisien" in 1997, January 24 to March 12 at the Mona Bismarck Foundation in Paris, realized by Marie-Christine Renauld, curator.
This book reproduces 250 reproductions (colour 180). It is the first reference book.

It is the preliminary of the 'Catalogue Raisonne of Alfred De Dreux's work' in preparation by Marie-Christine Renauld, specialist of Alfred De Dreux's paintings and expert of 19th and 20th century paintings and sculptures in Paris.

If you wish to have a work attributed to A. De Dreux authentified, please contact Mrs M.-Ch. Renauld.

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Alfred De Dreux - "Arrivee au Drapeau"
Oil on canvas - 32.5 x 45.5cm - Signed lower right


A. De Dreux work is exhibited in national Museums.

In Paris : Musee du Louvre, Le Petit-Palais, Musee de Camondo, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Musee de l'Armee at les Invalides, Bibliotheque Nationale, Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature, Musee Hermes, Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques.
In France : Chateau de Maisons-Laffitte, Musee National de Compiegne, Chateau National de Versailles, Musee de Narbonne, musee Conde at the Castle of Chantilly, Musee des Beaux-Arts in Le Havre, Musee des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux.
In Europe : City Art in Bristol, Queen Elizabeth's collection in London, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Museum of Dublin, Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, the Uffizi in Firenze, Museum of Ermitage in Saint-Petersbourg, Academia Timiriazev and Museum of Pouchkine in Moscou.
In the USA : The Detroit Institute of Arts, in Washington at the National Gallery.
In Mexico : Academia de San Carlos.

Alfred De Dreux "Lad and horses"
Oil on canvas - 12 3/4 x 18 inches - Signed.


As a child, Alfred De Dreux met Theodore Gericault, a close friend of his parents. As a young man, he was taken by his uncle to Gericault's studio. Like his master he became a passionate rider and successful painter of the upper equestrian society during the reigns of Louis-Philippe and Napoleon III.

At his first Salon in 1831, De Dreux exhibited his scenes of horseworld and he continued his life long with the same fame. In 1841 he began a famous series of portraits of chevaux like the equestrian portrait of the Duke d'Orleans to the one of Napoleon III.

He also lived in England and he was a lot commissiones, his paintings reflecting English society's passion for horses and dogs and hunting.

He was an engraver too and his works were reproduced in lithographs.  



Alfred De Dreux
"Cavalier nubien"
Oil on canvas 64 x 82 cm - signed

Alfred De Dreux
"Cheval arabe scelle tenu par son saik avec levrier couche"
Oil on canvas 64 x 82 cm - dated 58 - signed lower right

Alfred De Dreux
"Halte de l'habit rouge, chevaux selles tenus par un ecuyer"
Oil on canvas 33 x 46 cm - signed lower left


Alfred De Dreux
"Amazone blonde au chapeau a l'aigrette et deux chiens"
Oil on canvas 65 x 54 cm - signed lower right

Alfred De Dreux
Oil on canvas 46 x 58 cm - signed

Send a mail concerning Alfred De Dreux to   Marie-Christine RENAULD

Marie-Christine Renauld,  4 avenue Fréderic Mistral, 13103 Saint-Etienne du Grès - France

mobile : +33 (0) 6 61 47 42 93

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