VILLENEUVE Cécile(1824-1901), MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF Léonie Marie Constance DE LA GRANGE, MARCHIONESS HAY DES NETUMIERES, PARIS 1886

TECHNIQUE: Watercolor and gouache on ivory, protected under a convex glass

ARSTIST: VILLENEUVE Cécile (1824-1901)

SIGNED: Cécile Villeneuve

FRAME : Ormolu chevalet frame signed Maison Berville Paris.

PORTRAIT SIZE: 9,5x7,5cm

FRAME SIZE: 18x15cm

DESCRIPTION :

Miniature by Mme Cécile Villeneuve (1824-1901), signed on the right : Cécile Villeneuve

The portrait is identified inside : Léonie de La Grange, Marquise des Nétumières, Paris 1886.

Léonie Marie Constance born Loys de La Grange in 1863, became by her marriage in 1881 with Raoul Hay des Nétumières (1852-1919), Marquise Hay des Nétumières, she disappeared in 1920.

Cécile Villeneuve was a pupil of Léon Cogniet, then of François Meuret . She is rightly considered as one of the most talented  miniaturists of the  late19th century.

The work is presented in an exceptional gilded bronze ormolu frame signed by the Maison Berville in Paris.


CONDITION: Very good original condition. Original artist's join enlargement upper and lower part of portrait

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Bénézit, Lespinasse, Blattel, Schidlof, Darmon, Foster, Thème et Becker, Lemoine Bouchard, Bernd Pappe

PRICE: 2800€