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The Boisseau in Ilwaco – Nathan Ball Bradley

To answer the second question posed in an earlier post: Who is the Unknown Man in the portrait painted by Alfred Boisseau in 1886 that currently hangs in Ilwaco, Washinghton, I examined a Family Bible that was with the portrait.  The marriage of … Continue reading

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Alfred Boisseau Portrait in Ilwaco

In an earlier post, we compared the portrait of Woman of Strong Character to a portrait of an Unknown Man signed ABoisseau, 1886.  The Alfred Boisseau portrait hangs in an antique store in the Washington state harbor town of Ilwaco where the … Continue reading

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Unraveling a Mystery – Part II

Following the clue that the artist of the Portrait of Unknown Woman of Strong Character might be by Parisian-born Alfred Boisseau (1823-1901), we discovered two distinct styles in paintings attributed inter-changeably to Alfred Boisseau. (Sometimes the middle initial appears as … Continue reading

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Unraveling a Mystery – Part I

                    The art detectives depend on clues. For weeks now we’ve been trying to unravel the mystery of the Portrait of Unknown Woman of Strong Character.  The first clue was “painted … Continue reading

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