Reserved - Late 19th-Century French School Portrait Of A Gentleman

Reserved - Late 19th-Century French School Portrait Of A Gentleman

A late-19th-century French school portrait of a gentleman wearing a dark coat, white shirt and black bow tie. He carries an air of a stoic hard-working character that’s endured a turbulent life.

His style fits alongside other portraits from the 1880s when collars were stiff and bow ties were popular. He’s probably wearing a waistcoat under his suit jacket and may also carry a pocket watch.

The portrait is housed within a beautiful swept frame with foliate ornamentation that’s probably the original.

Medium
Oil on wood
Overall size
13½” x 15½” / 34cm x 39cm
Year of creation
c. 1880
Provenance
England, originally France
Condition
Areas of deep craquelure but the paint layer is stable under varnish. Frame with losses and age-related wear.

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