A rare French Empire/1820 charcoal drawing in the Neo Classical style, representing a young woman with a perfect Greek profile and an elaborate braided hairdo.
The drawing, done by a superior artist, definitely transcends Academic classicism, to achieve real beauty.
The young woman looks kind of bewildered, which was the fashion then, as it would open the eyes and reveal the beauty of the mouth.
Her blond hair is done in thin plaits and attached with a ribbon on top.
Useless to say her Greek nose is a perfection!
(shadow in the lower half of the piece is from the camera)
A rare, very early 19th Century treasure, which will bring antique prestige to any decor!
(you may also want to consider this other extraordinary French Empire portrait # 1510PNT)
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 16". Width: 11 1/2".
CONDITION: The drawing is in good condition with no holes, very little foxing and only one small light stain in the lower right corner. Very small tear along the right edge (was reinforced with a patch of paper at the back) And a micro one on the left edge. Not very noticeable, Light restoration of the charcoal in the hair at the back and in the eyebrow. Hardly visible. Paper is fairly light and has light creases all over as to be expected for its 200 years or so.
Will be shipped Expedited from Paris (7 days guaranteed) fully insured and with signature at delivery.
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Item ID: 1655PNT
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