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"Madame E. de B." by Paul Gavarni, Fr., (1804-1866)
Regular price $275
Lithograph, from Les Femmes Artistes, as Published in L'Artiste, Nov. 2 1856, according to a pencil notation verso., imp. Bertauts, r. Cadet II, Paris, 8 x 6-1/4, signed and titled below the image in the stone , some light soiling and foxing to top and left margin, on gray chine colle with a white wove support sheet. The subject was Madame Charles Francois Edward de Beaumont, a beautiful young pianist, portrayed here casually at home leaning against her instrument. An online search has not revealed her maiden name or the details of her life. A lovely portrait and example of Gavarni's masterful draftsmanship.