Portrait of a Italian young woman with her child was executed by listed French genre and portrait painter Adolphe Theophile Midy ( 1821 Paris - after 1880). He studied in Paris by L.Cogniet and exhibited in the Paris Salon in 1841 with his portraits.
Literature: in French: E. Benezit " Dictionary of painters, sculptors, decorators and etchers"(in French), Paris, 1999; in German: ADEC register.
Inscription: signed lower right:Ad.Midy.
Technique: oil on mahagony wood, luxuriousy original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 5 1/2" x h 7 7/8" (14 x 20 cm); framed w 11 " x h 13 1/3" (28 x 34 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.