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VERSO
Label, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY

Born in Montpelier, France, Alphonse Desport studied in Paris and London before establishing a studio in New York, eventually settling in Kentucky. He painted several Indian scenes as well as birds, portraits, landscapes and a forty painting panorama of the life of Christ. Desport died in Bowling Green, Kentucky and his work can be found there in the Western Kentucky University Museum.

PROVENANCE
The Artist
Juliette M. Desport (daughter of the artist), gifted to
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
[Sotheby’s, New York, Jan 17, 1999, lot 279]
Private Collection, NY, 1999

LITERATURE
Catalogue of the Collection (New York, NY: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1974), page 147

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