This piece is so close to a Renoir or a Mary Cassatt!
An exquisite girl's portrait from the 1870s-80s with the same clothing and hat one can see on Renoir's or Cassatt's works of the time.
The piece is either French or English, and done in pencil on the slightly green artist's paper of the era.
It is signed "Margot" at the front.
The child is adorable with her gathered and embroidered white batiste blouse, and her large straw hat. One will of course think of "Chapeau Epingle"!
She has blond or red hair, with soft locks, blue or green eyes, and lovely features.
This adorable drawing will bring the charm of the Impressionists to any decor!
CONDITION: In very good condition. Slight enhancement of faded areas. No foxing.
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 8". Width: 5 1/8".
(20.3 cm) by ( 13 cm)
Will be shipped "Registered" from Paris, including insurance and signature at delivery.
Antique (and modern) drawings are in. The trend started about 5 years ago, took off with the attraction to French Academic nude drawings, and is not showing any signs of abating. It is a definitely a good time to acquire these antique pieces. Drawings make delightful transitions between paintings in a home, and reinforce the refinement of any art collection.
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