This is a fantastic early 19th Century portrait with the realistic quality of an Ingres artwork, and it represents a famous French woman poet and Napoleon's protege: Adelaide Dufrenoy. (1765–1825)
The portrait is signed "Delpech", a celebrity in his own right.
François-Séraphin Delpech (1778-1825) ran the most popular lithographic print shop in Paris says the Princeton University Library.
He is a listed artist, and his portraits are in the National Portrait Gallery in London, among others.
Adelaide was very famous in her time, and was one of Napoleon's favorite artists. He brought her financial support and asked her to sing for his son, the King of Rome. Adelaide was also invited to travel to Cherbourg with Empress Marie Louise, Napoleon's second wife.
The lithograph is circa 1815-20, and for further authenticity, is signed in the plate with Adelaide's own signature.
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 10 1/2". Width: 6 7/8".
( 27 cm) by ( 17.5 cm)
CONDITION: In very good condition with no foxing.
Will be shipped "Registeredl" from Paris, including signature at delivery.
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