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8396: Ulysse Dabouse (fwd)

From: madison bell <mbell@goucher.edu>

Does anyone know anything about Ulysee Dabouse (sometimes spelled Dabouse), 
reputed to be a 19th century Haitian artist?  I received as a gift a small 
bust of Toussaint Louverture carved in mahogany, with details painted or 
gilded.  As a portrait it strikes me as rather sophisticated-- artist would 
seem to have studied the best authenticated portraits of Toussaint 
available and then to have made his own interpretation--  it is far from 
being a simple copy of another image.

Be grateful for any information on this artist or his work.  He also did 
similar bust/portraits of Dessalines, Petion, &c.