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Alexandre-Jean Dubois-Drahonet was a French painter, lithographer, and portraitist. Dubois-Drahonet studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris under the landscape painter Jean-Victor Bertin. He gained recognition as a portrait painter, and his clients included members of the French royal family.
Dubois-Drahonet exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon. He also produced genre scenes depicting everyday life, which were characterized by their vivid colors and loose, sketch-like style that captured the immediacy and vitality of his subjects.
In addition to his work as a painter, Dubois-Drahonet was also a skilled lithographer, and he produced a number of lithographic prints based on his own paintings as well as those of other artists. His lithographs were widely admired for their technical skill and ability to capture the essence of his subjects.
Today, Dubois-Drahonet's paintings and lithographs can be found in the collections of museums around the world, including the Louvre Museum in Paris and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. His work continues to be highly regarded for its innovative approach to landscape and genre painting, and its ability to capture the vitality and beauty of everyday life in 19th-century France.