Alexandre-Jean Dubois-Drahonet
Portrait of Achille Deban de Laborde 1817
Alexandre-Jean Dubois-Drahonet,

Born: 1791, Paris,  France
Died: August 30, 1834,  Versailles, France


French, 1791-1834
French painter. Born and raised in Paris, Alexandre Dubois-Drahonet was a student and disciple of Neo-classical French master, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and first exhibited at the Salon in 1822. The young artist painted the future Queen of England (Queen Victoria) when a girl, commissioned by William IV in 1832 as part of a much larger commission of some ninety portraits of officers and soldiers in uniform (now in the Royal Collection, Windsor). It was part of the commission to paint a series of pictures illustrating recent changes in the uniforms and weapons of the British Army.
The artist also worked for Charles X, painting a portrait of his grandson, Henri, duke of Bordeaux (now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux) and also worked for Louis-Philippe when duke of Orléans and after his accession.
Christie's Auction New York
Auction of 'Old Master Paintings and Sculpture
LOT 184 , SALE 13874
April 27th 2017 New York
Portrait of Achille Deban de Laborde
It was estimated to go for $50,000 to $70,000 USD
The price realised USD $295,500

Notes from Christie's:
Alexandre-Jean Dubois-Drahonet (Paris 1791-1834 Versailles)
Portrait of Achille Deban de Laborde (1808-1888), later Baron Dedeban de Laborde, full-length, with the medal of the Légion d'honneur
signed and dated 'AJDDuboisd...Verff / Pint. 1817. Janv_' ('AJD' linked, lower left), inscribed 'MARENGO·26·MAI·1800X·' (center, on the sword), inscribed 'canon' (center right, on the pistol) and inscribed 'Achille DeLa Borde / 1808. / Baron Delaborde. Colonel / Wagram le 6 Juillet. 1809.' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas, unlined
59 x 39 5/8 in. (149.8 x 100.7 cm.)