Jean-Claude Simon Bomboy was a French painter and draughtsman specialized in the representation of still lifes of fruits and flowers. Born in Lyon on March 26, 1826, he studied at the School of Fine Arts in his hometown between 1841 and 1846, with Agustin Alexandre Thierriat (1789-1870). He worked as a draughtsman at the Grande Fabrique, Lyon’s silk manufacturers association. He exhibited regularly at the Salon de Lyon between 1853 and 1866, when he was appointed professor of drawing at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts mentioned above. Bomboy developed his entire artistic career in his hometown, where he died unmarried on February 3, 1881 at the age of 54.
This still life represents a peeled orange and its leaves on the edge of a shelf, a lovely composition.
Sources: Benezit Dictionary of Artists; The Lyon School of Flower Painting, Elizabeth Hardouin-Fugier, 1978.
Artist: Jean-Claude Bomboy (1826-1881).
Signed and dated in lower left corner.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Very good condition.
Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm / 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.
Frame: 54 x 43 cm. / 21 1/4 x 17 in. Original, gilt wood, good condition.