Portrait of a young Man
  • Savinien Edmé Dubourjal
  • Paris 1795 - 1853
  • Portrait of a young Man , 1829
  • Black chalk and coloured chalks, on paper,
  • signed and dated: Dubourjal. / 1829
  • 356 × 300 mm

Durbourjal received his artistic training in Paris under the then-famous Louis Girodet-Trioson (1767-1824) and at the École des Beaux-Arts. From 1824 on, he regularly exhibited at the annual salons in his native city. Dubourjal became particularly known as a portraitist, mostly in watercolour and chalk drawings or in miniatures. One of his most famous clients was the American president James K. Polk in 1853.

Unfortunately the curly-haired young man depicted here has not yet been identified.