Jules Frederic Ballavoine (French, 1855-1931) studied at the École des Beaux Art in Paris. Ballavoine debuted at the Salon of 1877, and exhibited at the Salon throughout his career. At the 1886 Paris Salon, he was awarded a metal for La seance interrompue. Ballavoine's oeuvre contains portraits, landscapes, nudes, genre paintings and historical scenes. His work has been sold at Sothebys, Christies and Freeman. In my opinion, this particular work offers an opportunity for appreciation. Many of the most astute collectors feel that acquiring art that should appreciate may return greater profit than the miniscule interest one can get in a bank account. Of course, your greatest profit comes from the enjoyment you feel when you view your painting. Art enriches one's life.
Country of Origin: France.
Title: "Elegantes a la campagne"
Media: Oil on canvas.
Size: 10 3/4 by 13 3/4 inches (27.3 x 34.9 cm).
Signed lower left: J. Ballavoine.
Provenance:: Mainichi Auctions, Tokyo, July 30, 2011, lot 1033. Private collection, Japan.
Condition: Unlined canvas; framed under glass; not examined under UV light. There does not appear to be any major visible condition issues to note.
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