French Impressionist, Gustave Frédéric Chanet (1862-1938) - listed artist
Portrait of a bride, c.1926, Paris.
A charming French portrait in aquarelle (watercolor) of a young Edwardian woman, one glove removed to show the wedding ring on her finger. She seems proud to be married, and likely dressed in her stylish going away outfit, a winter wedding, or a Grand Tour honeymoon souvenir - it is noted, Paris. The artist is Gustave Chanet, (1862-1938) well listed. Recent sales of his work at auction houses, one on 1st Dibs - WAY more than this fine work of art. . The artist, exceptionally adept at portraiture and known in the Impressionist movement, has signed on back side and dated the painting "1926". Signature is visible on back, enlarged in our photos. This is an intimate sized portrait of excellent appeal. Pose, composition, subject and execution - sublime! The outer frame is 16 1/4" x 14" oval, and taking photos at a slight angle to avoid glare on the cover glass has slightly distorted it in our images. It is a wonderful frame, with a couple of easy-to-fix chips in the plaster appliqués on wood (also detailed in our images. I love this one!
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. A very fine portrait with that signature Impressionist appeal to it. You'd expect to see it in the Musé D'Orsay. We've purchased her out of an estate in France. All measurements noted on photos, and the only loss is a tiny bit to the frame (highlighted by enlargement in photos). Our photos do not do this masterpiece portrait justice. She remains protected well under the original cover glass. No loss.