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Arnulf de Bouche
Colombina - Large Impressionist Belle Epoque Oil painting of Semi Nude Girl

circa 1920



‘Colombina’ by Arnulf de Bouché (1872-1945). This large fine oil on canvas depicting a semi-naked young woman playing with a figurine of Harlequin is signed by the artist and hangs in a newly commissioned bespoke Impressionist frame. Colombina is the original Italian name for the coquettish lover of Harlequin in the traditional Commedia dell’arte. As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Arnulf de Bouché studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich under Gabriel von Hackl (1843-1926) and Paul Hoecker (1854-1910). In 1901 he exhibited paintings at the Glaspalast and the Great Berlin Art Exhibition. Arnulf de Bouche’s favourite subjects reflected the late 19th century fascination with North African and Middle Eastern imagery but unlike the Academic Masters of Orientalism his style became increasingly Impressionistic. Dimensions: (framed) 79cm x 89cm (31” x 35”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 61cm x 71cm (24” x 28”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private UK collection. Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke Impressionist frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers. Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.


  • Creator
    Arnulf de Bouche (1872 - 1945, German)
  • Creation Year
    circa 1920
  • Dimensions
    Height: 35 in. (88.9 cm)Width: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Depth: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Gerrards Cross, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU74137834192

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    Ships From: Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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