French School, 19th century
Portrait of a man
Oil on paper.
215 x 151 mm – 8 7/16 x 5 15/16 in.
This striking portrait of a man, swiftly painted, demonstrates the painter’s ability to realism and mastery of chiaroscuro. The sketchy elaboration of the sitter’s jacket with plain black strokes recalls Edouard Manet’s manner and places our painter in the wake of this great artist.
Condition report – Cut at all four corners. Remains of six mounting brackets on the back.