A Little White Note - 19th Century Oil Painting of Young Ladies at the Piano


‘A Little White Note’ by Albert Ludovici Jnr. R.B.A. (1852-1932). The painting was exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists in London in 1881. It is signed and dated and hangs in a newly commissioned, bespoke gold metal leaf frame.


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Albert Ludovici Jnr. studied at the Académie Charles and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris under Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889) and Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904). Ludovici’s paintings of fashionable London society around the turn of the century are a sympathetic blend of French Naturalism and Impressionism. His interior scenes are often characterised by areas of unpopulated space as much as their finely painted figures, a device seen in the work of of Sir William Orchardson (1832-1910) and Ludovici’s great friend James Abbott McNeill Whistler RBA (1834-1903), whose muted palette he also adopted.


Ludovici exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1880, as well as the Paris Salon and the Royal Society of British Artists where he was elected a member.


Dimensions: (framed) 55cm x 72cm (21¾” x 28¼”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 38½cm x 56½cm (15¼” x 22¼”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

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