A wonderful depiction of the art world in action. Depicting a classic French art dealer offering up various items to an elegantly dressed lady, this is an insightful and beautifully painted scene.
It is interesting that the work is painted by a woman artist, perhaps reflecting her experiences of buying pieces in Paris.
Artist name: Helène Doniain or Domain?
Date: Late 19th century
Frame Size: H 55 x W 65 x D 4.5 cm
Canvas Size: H 46 x W 55 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas. Framed. Signed lower right.
Condition: Very good.
Mme L'Ingenieux, Angouleme, 1946
Michel Escondeur, Bussac Foret (see label)