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Antique French female portrait with a detailed inscription top right. P Chardin (Paul Louis Léger Chardin 1833-1918) and dated 25 November 1873, Ville d'Avray.  This delightful treasure of a painting is simple and unassuming but at the same time, very attractive.  A woman, Madame E Desaugiere sits on a red chair.  She looks away from the artist, deep in thought, her blue eyes complimented by the tones in her hair. 


Medium: Oil on thick wood board

Overall size: 13.5ins x 16ins or 34cms x 41cms (Approx)

Date: 1873

Signed:  Paul Louis Léger Chardin (1833-1918)  Paul was a painter of genre scenes, portraits, landscapes and urban landscapes.

A pupil of Dauzats and Justin Ouvrié, he exhibited at the Paris Salon between 1855 and 1875. His views of Florence, Venice, Versailles and the towns of southern Brittany are often anecdotal in character. He is noted for his Portrait of the Composer Kreutzer.  His paintings are exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Condition:  A delightful visual piece with small imperfections throughout. It sits within a gilt frame which has seen better days and has losses of moulding, visible plaster and imperfections throughout.  Ask for additional photos if you are unsure before you purchase.

This painting is sent fully insured, track and trace with Colissimo.

Portrait of Madame Desaugiere by Paul Louis Léger Chardin 1833-1918


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