This masterful empire portrait of a beautiful lady with a lyre was executed approx. in 1800-1810s and due to its style, time of creation and comparison with other works by the same painter was attributed to the workshop of the well renowned French Empire portrait and historical painter Robert Jaques Francois Faus Lefevre ( 1755 Bayeux - 1830 Paris). He was heavily influenced by Jacques-Louis Gerard and his style , reminiscent of the antique. For comparison with famous portrait works by R.Lefevre see additional photos. Full biography of the artist see in Wikipedia under following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Lef%C3%A8vre
Literature: E. Benezit " Dictionary of painters, sculptors, decorators and etchers"(in French), Paris, 1999; Gaston Lavaley Le Peintre Robert Lefèvre, sa vie et son œuvre, Caen, L. Jouan, 1920; "General Artist´s Lexicon " by Thieme/Becker .
Inscription: unsigned .
Technique: oil on canvas. Luxuriousy original Empire gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 23 5/8" x h 29 1/8" (60 x 74 cm), framed w 30 3/4" x h 36 1/4" (78 x 92 cm)
Condition: in good condition