The Lace Collar
Antique fine art French portrait: French school of 19th-century oil on canvas portrait signed Lacroix in the lower left hand corner.
The canvas is perfectly smooth. This portrait of a woman with a lace collar respects the academic codes of the time in its symmetries and in the model's gestures, exemplified by the delicate finger pinching the rose. The play of chiaroscuro is powerful and makes this young woman shine with contained expression.
The details in the sitter's jewelry and lace are exquisite.
- Overall size: 25.1" x 20.8" / 64cm x 53cm.
- Provenance: France.
- Signed: Yes, Lacroix.
- Date: XIXth century.
- Condition: Some veins on the canvas and some slight discoloration in the corners. A small indentation in the upper left corner. Some losses around the edges, but the global condition is good for the age overall.
- Materials: Oil on stretched canvas.
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