DUBUFE, Edouard
(b. 1820, Paris, d. 1883, Versailles)


French painter, part of a family of artists, son of Claude-Marie Dubufe. He was trained by his father and then by Paul Delaroche. He first appeared at the Salon in 1839 with the Annunciation, a Huntress and a portrait, winning a third class medal. He followed this in 1840 with an episode in the life of St Elisabeth of Hungary, which won him a second class medal; in 1844 he won a first class medal with Bathsheba and a genre scene set in the 15th century (all untraced). Until the 1840s, he painted primarily historical and biblical scenes, then switched to portrait painting.