La Couronne de Marguerite

Gavin Claxton

La Couronne de Marguerite


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‘La Couronne de Marguerite’ by Édouard-Louis-Lucien Cabane (1857-1942).

The painting – which depicts a young Parisienne wearing a crown of daisies – is signed by the artist and dated 1915. It hangs in a fine quality gold metal leaf frame.

Édouard Cabane studied in Paris with Adolphe William Bouguereau (1825-1905) and Tony Robert-Fleury (1838-1912) at the Académie Julian. He made his debut at the Salon in 1876 and ten years later won the first of three medals of distinction.

‘La Couronne de Marguerite’ (the Daisy Crown) is typical of Cabane's portraiture which frequently features the diaphanous young women of the new century. His style might be described as a harmonious blend of the Academicism of Bouguereau and the freer bravura technique of John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), with an added dash of melting sfumato for good measure.

Cabane also exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1889 and regularly showed his paintings at the Société des Artistes Français, to which organisation he was elected a full member in 1901.

Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that fully insured international shipping is complimentary.

Dimensions: (framed) 52cm x 60cm (20½” x 23½”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 39cm x 47cm (15½” x 18½”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Fine quality gold metal leaf frame.

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



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