Diogene Ulysse Napoleon Maillart, Portrait Of A Woman

Diogene Ulysse Napoleon Maillart, Portrait Of A Woman

A beautiful portrait of a woman by French painter, Diogene Ulysse Napolean Maillart (1840-1926). It has an enigmatic quality - she’s mysterious, eyes rich with history and the sense of a lost story.

Maillart was a wonderfully gifted painter who won the prestigious Prix de Rome at just 23. He studied at the École des Beaux-arts and exhibited at the Salon in Paris every year until his death in 1926.

The painting is signed in the lower right and housed within a fine period frame with swept corners.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 15½” x 19” / 40cm x 48cm
Year of creation: c. 1910
Provenance: England
Condition: Craquelure but the paint is stable. Frame with some light age-related wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £15,840 achieved for ‘Young Roman Water Carrier’ at Sotheby’s in 2005.

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