19th-Century French School Provincial Portrait Of A Boy With A Hoop

19th-Century French School Provincial Portrait Of A Boy With A Hoop

A charming 19th-century French school portrait of a boy with a hoop. He’s wearing a beige tunic with a white collar and carries a stick in his left hand.

During the 19th-century, children’s clothing tended to be created at home - either by mothers or seamstresses. A popular outfit for both boys and girls consisted of a tunic, which was fitted at the waist and flared out into a skirt.

This young gentleman would make the perfect centrepiece for the right room - particularly if you’re aiming for an informal mood.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 21” x 25” / 54cm x 63cm
Year of creation: c. 1850
Provenance: France
Condition: Light craquelure and some minor paint loss. A few scratches. Minor areas of in-painting. Frame with some light age-related wear.

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