Young Beauty holding a Red Rose

Gavin Claxton

Young Beauty holding a Red Rose

£14,950

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‘Young Beauty holding a Red Rose’ by Étienne Adolphe Piot (1831-1910).

The painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a fine quality gold metal leaf frame.

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 tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

Étienne-Adolphe Piot moved to Paris whilst still in his teens to study with the influential French artist and teacher, Léon Cogniet (1794-1880). Cogniet’s studio at this time would have been a thrilling place, populated by burgeoning talents such as Léon Bonnat (1833-1922), Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836-1911), and Pierre Auguste Cot (1837-1883), all of whom – with Piot – would become some of the greatest painters of the female form in the history of art.

Piot’s particular genius lay in his masterfully drawn and beautifully lit depictions of the female face, most frequently set against a dark background. As illustrated in the current work, his rendering of the human hand was as good as any artist of the period.

During his long career, in addition to the Paris Salon, Piot exhibited at the Goupil Gallery, the Exposition de Bordeaux, the National Academy of Design in New York, and the prestigious Exposition Universelle of 1889. In 1883 he was elected a member of the Société des Artistes Français.

Dimensions: (framed) 64cm x 72cm (25¼” x 28¼”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 46cm x 56cm (18” x 22”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Circa 1990; with Haynes Fine Art of Broadway. Thence in private UK collection.

Presentation: Fine quality gold metal leaf frame.

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

 

 

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