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One Dollar Silver Certificate  1900

by Victor Dubreuil

Having worked as a bank clerk in Paris, Victor Dubreuil moved to the United States in 1882, possibly to escape charges that he had stolen money from his employer. In New York he established himself as an artist, specializing in ultra-illusionistic depictions of currency: some elaborate in composition while others more restrained, such as [i]One Dollar Silver Certificate[/i...
22.9 × 30.5 cm (9 × 12 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago