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.

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.

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