French Art Shop Original Antique Oil French Portrait: French School of the 19th-century oil on canvas signed E. Orlias and dated 1857.
The surface of the canvas is smooth and regular. A beautiful light is centered on the model. The academy codes are respected via the posture of the sitter and the use of chiaroscuro (contrast) as well as this austere outfit and its medallion with white lace as a sign of purity. A captivating work where the expression of the model is more complex than at first glance. She possesses a deep, brilliant gaze captured by the artist.
Overall size: 27.1" x 22.8" / 69cm x 58.5cm.
Size without the frame: 24.4" x 19.6" / 62cm x 50.5cm.
Signed: Yes, E. Orlias.
Condition: The canvas has losses of material, visible in the form of white spots. A few scrapes of paint show an exposed canvas underneath, without creating a tear. The left end of the model's cheek bears an inch long trace of restoration where a tear was present. There are canvas opening microphones in several places around the model. The frame is in good condition with a few small impacts but no gaps.
Materials: Oil on canvas.
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