This is a fine large 19. Century oil on canvas depicting a double portrait of two young Belle Epoque beauties at a masked ball by the eminent Paris Salon painter. Is signed by the artist and hangs in a superb quality newly commissioned gold metal leaf frame. In 1979, the painting was part of the exhibition From Navez to Devos featuring important Belgian art from 1787 to 1954. As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition.Having just been professionally cleaned and re-varnished. The following year Portaels won first prize in the Belgian Prix de Rome and would go on to become one of the most successful Belgian artists of the second half of the 19. In addition to being a renowned painter of subject pictures and orientalist subjects, Portaels was in great demand as a portrait artist with wealthy French clients and members of the Belgian aristocracy. In 1851 he received the Grand Cordon in the Order of Leopold and later admitted as a member of the Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts. In 1865 had was appointed artistic advisor to King Leopold II and became director of the Academy of Fine Arts of Ghent and the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.
Today, his paintings are held in numerous important private collections and European museums. (framed) 86cm x 69cm (33¾ x 27). (canvas only) 68cm x 51cm (26¾ x 20).
Fine neoclassical gilt metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UKs top period frame makers.
Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. We do not sell dirty, damaged or unframed works of art. Where necessary the paintings we sell are cleaned and restored by Fine Art Restoration est. 1974 or Simon Gillespie Studio, as seen on BBC Television's'Fake or Fortune' and'Britain's Lost Masterpieces'.
Academy Fine Paintings is an international fine art dealership based in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England. We specialise in 19th century British and European oil paintings by some of the most important artists of the period, from Victorian landscapes and subject pictures to Belle Epoque portraits and Orientalist scenes. Great care and much time is taken over the safe transportation of the paintings we sell. No second-hand bubble-wrap and reused cardboards boxes here. Before leaving us, each painting takes us approximately 2 to 3 hours to properly i.
Safely and securely package for transport; whether for a journey or 30 miles or 3000. Every painting is first wrapped in acid free paper and then the entire frame is enveloped in deep, dense foam U cushioning. This is then covered in numerous layers of AirCap bubble wrap, which is the best and safest product of its type on the market. The entire package is then bound in black shrink wrap (as used by airline companies) and a final later of waterproof cloth tape is applied to all corners, ends and edges.UK clients are also most welcome to collect from us in South Buckinghamshire. We are very aware that not all of clients are in a position to pay the entire sale price upfront. Paintings will be dispatched to clients only once the total balance has been paid in full.
The item "Fine Large 19thC Oil Painting Portrait French Society Beauties Girls Paris Salon" is in sale since Wednesday, June 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "academyfinepaintings" and is located in Gerrards Cross.This item can be shipped worldwide.