19th-Century French School Portrait Of A Lady

19th-Century French School Portrait Of A Lady

A worn late-19th-century French school portrait of a lady wearing a black dress and red brooch. Her figure is almost silhouetted against the dark background.

This is one of those instances whereby the rigours of time have given a painting a new sense of mystery and drama.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 18” x 22” / 46cm x 56cm
Year of creation: c. 1870
Provenance: France
Condition: Craquelure. Scratches. One repair in the bottom left.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

Stay In Touch
Subscribe to our Wednesday newsletter for the latest finds and 10% off your order.