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Pair Of Original Portraits, Oil Painting, 19th Century Art, French, Small


£895 | $1,192 USD | €1,014 EUR
Item Number: SA664781
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Brave Fine Art
This antique has been viewed 30 times in the past month with the most views from France.


A fine pair of mid-19th century portraits depicting a nonchalant French couple dressed in the fashion-a-la-mode. She's sat within a beautiful garden adorned with roses, while he's casually perched in his study adjectant to a notebook and the morning news.
It's always nice to see a subject within their own environment and you can imagine how the artist discussed the setting with each of them. It's interesting to consider the gentleman's profession, as each of the objects on the table could be symbolic - for example, the notebook is held slightly open by a pencil. Perhaps a writer?
Both portraits are housed within their original foliate frames.
Medium: Oil on board
Size including frame: 16 x 13? / 41cm x 35cm
Year of creation: c. 1851
Provenance: France
Condition: Both portraits are in good condition with no significant issues. Craquelure is present but the paint layer is stable under varnish. The frames are showing their age but, personally, we like them as they are. However, if you would prefer them to be improved, we can touch them up with gilt cream to cover the losses.
We're able to ship internationally and offer free delivery throughout the UK.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 41 cm (16.1")
Width = 35 cm (13.8")
Depth = 4 cm (1.6")

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