English tourists visiting Sicily
Oil on Wood Board
Signed lower left A. Doviane
Doviane, Auguste pseudonym of Viande Auguste Swiss , 19th century , male . Born 15 November 1825 , in Rome ; died 13 October 1887 , in Marseilles . Painter . Military subjects, battles, genre scenes, stage sets . Auguste Doviane was the son of a burgher of Geneva and an Italian woman. He studied at the Antwerp academy. He married in Paris in 1852 and changed his name from Viande to Doviane. He pursued a military career attaining the rank of infantry major. He excelled as a painter of military scenes, theatre sets and also became a teacher.