Dating c.1880s, this brilliant watercolor portrait in its original frame must surely have been a fine French aristocrat dressed for hunt or horse racing event. Long sporting tail coat, jodhpurs (riding pants) and the top of a riding crop in his gloved hand. Artist signed, and I would have to guess, "A Lebraun Dervais". I'm not positive I've read it right. Framed elegantly, too, in a shadow-box frame that has about 1" depth and a cover glass still in place. The bluest eyes, his fashion sense as keen as his command of stance in the pose.
Very good to excellent condition, beautifully preserved. Frame is wood with a velvet inner mat and delicate gold oval aperture for the painting. The measurements are noted on our photos. Begs to be hung in a gentleman's club, den, office, or an opulent dressing room.
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