To be edited: L'élégante - French Art Shop
To be edited: L'élégante - French Art Shop
To be edited: L'élégante - French Art Shop
To be edited: L'élégante - French Art Shop
To be edited: L'élégante - French Art Shop
To be edited: L'élégante - French Art Shop
To be edited: L'élégante - French Art Shop
To be edited: L'élégante - French Art Shop
To be edited: L'élégante - French Art Shop

L'élégante

$1,100.00

Antique French oil painting: French school of the XIXth century study in oil on canvas featuring a woman, signed on the back Victor Pierre Ménard (1857-1938). 

The canvas is smooth with an impression of volume and movement created through brushstroke.

A portrait of Bourgeoise in the academic style. The gradient mineral blue background aptly accentuates the light of the model's face and her beige dress. Ménard still transports us to the soul of his subject, who seems elsewhere at the moment, crossed by ephemeral emotion, a strong expression which raises questions in the spectator.

About the artist: Victor Pierre Ménard (1857-1938) was born in Nantes in 1857. He trained at the Beaux-Arts in Paris with renowned professors such as Luc-Olivier Merson (1846-1920), Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1834-1912) and Henri-Lucien Doucet (1856-1895). He lived in Paris in the second district where he met and married Charlotte Morel, one of the first women to be admitted to mixed classes of the Beaux-Arts.

Victor Pierre Ménard regularly exhibited his Breton landscapes, portraits and genre scenes at the Salon of French artists from 1894, where he obtained a mention in 1923. He also exhibited at the Salon d'Hiver between 1923 and 1937. He died in Paris in 1938.
  • Overall size: 21.6" x 18.5" / 55.5cm x 47cm.
  • Provenance: France. 
  • Signed: No, attributed to Victor Pierre Ménard (1857-1938).
  • Date: XIXth century.
  • Condition: The work is in good condition but shows some traces of restoration. There is a 1.1 "linear gap to the left of the hair. There are a few small gaps higher to the left of the model.
  • Materials: Oil on stretched canvas.
  • Shipping: Free Worldwide DHL Express to USA & Europe (otherwise free shipping via Colissimo.
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