This is a large fine 19th century oil on canvas of ‘A Young Beauty’ draped in white chiffon and a red shawl by the eminent French portrait painter Henri Rondel (1857-1919). This superb Belle Époque oil painting is signed by the artist is presented in a beautiful Louis XV style swept giltwood frame.
As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in the very finest condition it can be for its age having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished.
Henri Rondel studied under Jean-Léon Gérome and became famous for his sensual portraits of beautiful young fin de siècle Parisienne. Rondel exhibited at the Salon in Paris and at the 1900 Exposition Universelle. In 1897 he was made a Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur.
Dimensions: (framed) 92cm x 80cm (36” x 31½”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 72cm x 60cm (28” x 23½”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Fine new Louis XV style swept frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s finest period frame makers.
Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Ready to hang.