For your consideration, a vintage early 20th century lithograph on canvas by the Italian artist Frederic Soulacroix (1858-1933). This fine period piece features three finely dressed 19th century figures in a drawing room was published in the 1930's by the Italian editions RAS de Milan, an Italian printing house that specialized in high quality reproductions of art on canvas. Soulacroix was a pupil of Ramney, Cornelius and of Dumont and entered the School of Fine Arts on 22 September 1845 at the age of twenty and made his debut at the Paris Salon in 1849. Soulacroix's subjects were taken from the French middle classes. Soulacroix along with Reggianini and Ricci dwelt lovingly on the richness of texture in the ladies dresses and in the upholstery and draperies and this finely rendered lithograph is an excellent example of Soulacroix's detailed rendering of both figure and architectural details. The work measures 31 ½" x 23" in its period 35" x 26 ½" gilt wood frame and is in good vintage condition. The lithography is sharp and the colors are subtly muted in intensity and depth, which give the work an elegance and sophisticated presence. There are several small and minor tears to the canvas and one white spot on the work (see photos). The gilt frame is original to the piece and wonderfully carved. Lithographs on canvas by RAS are extremely rare and this fine drawing room scene is a the perfect accent for your home décor.
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