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The “search” feature allows you to search by title, medium, date, provenance, exhibitions, publications and keywords.
Search terms should not include definite or indefinite articles such as “the”, “a” or “an” in English or such as “le”, “la”, “les”, “un”, “une” in French. Neither should the abbreviations “d’” or “q’” or qu’” in French be used.
Keyword searches will be most successful when selecting a specific characteristic. For example, searching for “two women” will narrow the field of options, but if one of the women is wearing a blue scarf, then that term will be more selective, and thus more likely to produce a smaller range of options.
Artworks are titled in both English and French and may be searched in either language. Whenever possible, the primary title is in French and reflects the title that Julien Dupré used in his account book. There is, however, much repetition of the titles, such as L’heure de traite or Milking Time. In addition, galleries, collectors and auction houses have used a variety of titles for the paintings over the years. Those alternative titles are indicated in the provenance.
Works that were exhibited at the annual exhibition organized by the Académie des Beaux-Arts can be searched by using the term “Paris Salon” rather than Société des Artistes Français.
The use of “ca.” before a date indicates that the artwork dates from a five-year span before the date and after the date. For example, a painting dated ca. 1890 might have been painted at any time between 1885 and 1895.
The inventory system for the art works consists of six categories indicated by a capital letter that precedes each number. The number is assigned sequentially when an art work is authenticated and included in the catalogue raisonné.
A: paintings of animals without accompanying humans
R: people resting, walking to or from work, eating, relaxing
T: people tending livestock (milkmaids, shepherds, farm laborers)
W: workers (harvesting or gleaning hay, alfalfa, rye, wheat)