Auguste-François Lamy (1784-1860) - Jeune femme au bénitier

Auguste-François Lamy (1784-1860) - Jeune femme au bénitier
Oil on canvas - Hand signed - 1830

Auguste-François Laby (1784-1860)
‘Jeune femme devant un bénitier’
Height: 35 cm; length: 27.5 cm
Signed ‘Laby’ on the bottom left

Provenance : Private collection in Anjou

This portrait painter known for his typical representations of the end of the Empire and the Restoration, gives us here an image that must most certainly not be unimportant.
We can see a contemporary woman, the Duchess of Berry, in a church and gently dipping her fingers in holy water. Why not see in this image an important figure? This type of scene is not represented for a simple portrait, we must probably look further and think of an event of the Restoration.

Old touch-ups.

Lot details
Auguste-François Lamy (1784-1860)
Title of artwork
Jeune femme au bénitier
Oil on canvas
Hand signed
Overall in good, restored condition
Sold with frame
Image sizes
35×27.5 cm
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