pair of portraits c1850 french school

Pair of Portraits c.1850; French School.


| $3,975 USD | €3,382 EUR

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A charming pair of portraits of a good-looking French couple, almost certainly painted on the occasion of their marriage.
They are both very much in the fashion of the day; the lady has her hair in ringlets and the gentleman has his hair swept up in an elaborate quiff, doubtless held in place by macassar oil. This oil was used through the 1800s and early 1900s to style the hair, give it body and make it shine. His huge 'mutton-chop' side whiskers were also very 'a la mode'.
The identities of sitters and artist have been lost, but that in no way affects the attractiveness of these paintings, offered in excellent condition and ready to hang. The original frames are also in excellent condition.
SIZE: 27 x 23 inches including the frame.
PROVENANCE: From a West Country collector.
Internal Ref: CJ1


Height = 68.5 cm (27")
Width = 58.5 cm (23")
Depth = 4 cm (2")

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