Portrait Of A Bearded French Gentleman

Portrait Of A Bearded French Gentleman

A character portrait of a bearded French gentleman with a furrowed brow and a thoughtful expression. He feels like a character from a Tolkien novel and perhaps he’s a friend of Gandalf’s. We shall never know…

The painting is signed illegibly in the lower left.

Oil on canvas
Overall size
11½” x 16¼” / 29cm x 41cm
Year of creation
c. 1880
Areas of paint loss, scuffs and craquelure. However, the paint layer is stable and not flaking. It’s recently been attached to a newer canvas.

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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