Painting Lot A-81039
Cécille Ferrere (1847 – 1931)
Portrait of an elegant women
Oil on Canvas, 45 x 37 cm
The portrait of the lady in pink and black has a unique appearance. The painting is a good example of the transition from romanticism towards modernism in France, the point where it became realism before it went abstract. The longer one looks at the painting, the harder it gets to determine whether this lady is looking sad or satisfied, a mystery this painting is keeping for itself. The painting is signed in the upper right corner with the name ‘Cécille Ferrere’. The painting has a hand gilded 19th-century frame.
Cécille Ferrere is a French art painter, born on 5 May 1847 in Paris. He worked under the alias Cécile Mme. Guérin Ferrere. Cécille Ferrere is included in the National Art History Documentation Center (RKD) in The Hague, Netherlands, and he is also been included in ‘Benezit Dictionary of Artists’, a respectable which consists an extensive publication of bibliographical information on painters, sculptors, designers and engravers.