Masterfully Neoclassicism portrait of a young officer was executed around 1800s - 1810s and due to the very close manner, motive and time of creation was attributed to the hand of French portrait painter Louis-Leopold Boilly (1761 La Bassée - 1845 Paris). Also the small size (14 x 18,5 cm) and oval format are typical for the artist. A number of his paintings vividly document the French middle-class social life of his time. Boilly was also well respected for his portraiture, producing many portraits of the middle classes and other famous contemporaries.
Literature: artist lexicons by Benezit (in French) and Thieme/Becker (in German).
Technique: oil on canvas, original gilt frame.
Measurements: unframed w 6 7/8“ x h 8 2/3” 17,3 x 22 cm), framed w 11 1/3” x h 13” (29 x 33 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.