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Oil on Canvas Theodore Delachaux 1879 - 1949

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Theodore Delachaux 1879 - 1949

French Landscape

Oil on artist's board

33 x 44cm

Signed with initials, signed again, titled, annotated and dated 1920 in pencil label verso in French bequeathing the painting "to my dear grand nephew" .. 1936.

A superb amospheric oil on board by the well listed French Artist Theodore Delachaux. Both painting and frame are in excellent condition.

Théodore Delachaux (1879-1949) was son of a doctor with a passion for natural sciences and collector, was introduced to the arts and sciences very early on. While his father shared his passion for aquatic fauna with him, his aunt Marie (wife of Paul Godet) gave him his first drawing lessons and his uncle Alfred Godet regularly took him behind the scenes at the Historical Museum.

Théodore studied painting in Paris from 1899 to 1901. From 1912 he taught drawing at the Gymnase de Neuchâtel. According to Jean Baer, ethnography nevertheless became his favorite field. More and more he devoted most of his leisure time to ethnographic collections, alongside the Egyptologist Gustave Jéquier. From 1919 to 1936, he assumed the position of assistant in zoology at the University of Neuchâtel. At the same time, in 1921, he succeeded Charles Knapp as curator of the Museum of Ethnography.