The frame is magnificent, a Napoleonic era Empire frame in extra large size, beautifully appliquéd corners which are all in fine form. The painting is the male half of a pair we bought in Paris, but we think the artist (unsigned) is likely Austrian or German. At least the paintings were set in place in Wiesbaden, Germany according to a framer's label on the backside of the man's portrait (woman's portrait is sold separately). This painting of the handsome and distinguished gentleman is offered on its own. I have searched for a signature and find none. The painting is on a panel and does not appear to have any damage. I have not taken it apart to see if there are any signs of a signature on the edging. She's just a lovely portrait in 3/4 sidelong pose, and the frame carries the bulk of the value, I think.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. C. 1830s from fashion and frame, as well. You can see the wooden frame from backside to see how it is constructed and braced. There are some areas showing age, but the usual loss to the appliqués is not there to contend with. Shows beautifully. In France, the frame would likely be separated from its portrait and a mirror installed. I prefer paintings remain in their original frames. Measurements in full are noted on our images.
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