To be edited: The Sage - French Art Shop
To be edited: The Sage - French Art Shop
To be edited: The Sage - French Art Shop
To be edited: The Sage - French Art Shop
To be edited: The Sage - French Art Shop
To be edited: The Sage - French Art Shop
To be edited: The Sage - French Art Shop
To be edited: The Sage - French Art Shop

The Sage

$1,100.00

Original antique portrait: French school of the XIXth century oil on canvas signed Victor Pierre Ménard (1857-1938).

A portrait marked by a powerful chiaroscuro adding to the enigmatic figure of this model. Ménard, who is above all a portrait artist, succeeded here in offering us a moment that reflects an inner life, a detailed face, charged with emotion where the model seems to reveal something.

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 18.1" / 55cm x 46cm.
  • Provenance: France. 
  • Signed: Yes, Victor Pierre Ménard (1857-1938).
  • Date: XIXth century.
  • Condition: The work has visible veins and cracks due to age. There are a few small holes and material losses on the sides.
  • Materials: Oil on stretched canvas.
  • Shipping: Free Worldwide DHL Express to USA & Europe (otherwise free shipping via Colissimo).
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