Lovely beauty portrait by french good listed painter and sculptor Pierre Bonnaud ( bo1865 -Lyon - 1930). Studied isince 1883 in Ecole BA in Lyon with Jean Baptiste Poncet; EcBA Paris with Jean Jean-Paul Laurens, Gustave Moreau, Léon Bonnat, Léon Gérôme. - began with drawings for fashion journals. Painted Portr., history pictures and genre scenes from Paris large city live (Bohèmiens, Chansonetten). As a sculptor he created under others the bronze figure Jeanne d´Arc as well as Danseuse of antiques.
WORKS : LYON, Hôtel de ville: Chez more l´armurier.
EXHIBITIONS G: since 1888 in Lyon, Salon (1899 Med. d´honneur) , since 1891- Paris, Salon of the Artistes franç.
BIBLIOGRAPHY Thieme/Becker 4, 1910; Edouard Joseph I, 1930; Bénézit II, 1976. - Schurr II, 1972.
Inscription: signed lower right
Technique: stretsched pastel on leather or paper . Original salon gold-plated frame.
Measurements: w 16 3/24 x h 20 4/5" (42,5 x 53 cm), framed w 23 2/3 " x h 27 1/2" (60 x 70 cm)
Condition: in very good condition