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Hommes sur une barge à Ceylan

47 x 69.5 cm
Signed and dated, 1896

Alfred Benoît Caillaud

Alfred Benoît Caillaud (1858-1940) was a French artist. Born in the port city of La Rochelle on the Bay of Biscay in 1858, not much is known about Caillaud except that he specialized in maritime paintings. Besides his maritime scenes Caillaud is known for his still-lifes showing fruits and flowers and interior scenes. Caillaud visited Ceylon around 1896.