This is a very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a beautiful young woman reclining on a chaise in an opulent salon by the distinguished French artist Augustine Damourette (1879-1890). The painting is signed and dated 1882. It is sold here in a magnificent antique French water gilded 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 and re-varnished.
Augustine Damourette was born in Nantes in 1837 and, alongside John Singer Sargent and Paul Hellau, studied under the famous French portrait artist Carolus Duran. Augustine Damourette exhibited at the Paris Salon for the first time in 1879, and went on to become a successful painter of glamourous Parisian society beauties.
Please be aware that this large antique oil painting hangs in a very heavy water-gilded frame and is not suitable for hanging on a weak or stud wall.
Dimensions: (framed) 114cm x 83cm (45” x 32¾”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 81cm x 54cm (32” x 21¼”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection. Various old French auction inscriptions, and label verso.
Presentation: Fine 19th century French water gilded frame.
Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.
This is a very large fine 19th century oil painting depicting a nude female warrior with shield and spear draped in a diaphanous fabric by the eminent German painter Leopold Schmutzler (1864-1940). ‘The Valkyre’ is signed by the artist and presented in a superb quality bespoke gold metal leaf salon 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 cleaned and re-varnished.
One of Europe’s foremost portraitist of the late 29th and early 20th century, Leopold Schmutzler became famous for his elegant Salon paintings of beautiful, scantily-dressed young women. From 1880 he trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and thence in Munich where he received commissions from the Bavarian royal family.
Dimensions: (framed) 123cm x 95cm (48½” x 37½”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 106cm x 78cm (41¾” x 30¾”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private German collection.
Presentation: Newly commissioned fine quality gold metal leaf salon frame. All of the new frames we commission are made to order for us by one of the UK’s finest period frame makers.
Condition: Excellent. Ready to hang.