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Stanislas Darondeau

Stanislas Henry-Benoit Darondeau - 'A View Near Honolulu', ink and ink wash, 1836, Honolulu Academy of Arts

A View Near Honolulu, ink and ink wash drawing by Stanislas Henry-Benoit Darondeau, 1836, Honolulu Academy of Arts

Stanislas Henry-Benoit Darondeau's oil on canvas painting 'The Return of the Prodigal Son', 1840

The Return of the Prodigal Son

Stanislas-Henri-Benoit Darondeau (4 April 1807 – 12 July 1841) was a French painter, draftsman and engineer who was born in Paris in 1807. He exhibited in the Salon de Paris between 1827 and 1841.[1] He circumnavigated the globe between February 1836 and November 1837 under Auguste Nicolas Vaillant (1793–1858), producing many illustrations of French Polynesia and Hawaii.[2] In 1841-42, he participated in an African expedition under Captain Louis Édouard Bouët-Willaumez aboard the Nisus. Darondeau died in Brest, France in 1841.

The Honolulu Museum of Art and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux are among the public collections holding works by Stanislas-Henri-Benoit Darondeau.


Bénézit, Emmanuel, Bénézit Dictionary of Artists, Paris, Gründ, 2006, Vol 4, p. 431
Severson, Don R., Finding Paradise, Island Art in Private Collections, University of Hawaii Press, 2002, pp xiii

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