This antique French portrait, meticulously created with skilled craftsmanship, captures the likeness and perhaps the stature of an individual from the period, labeled "C. Bourgeois" in a lovely gilded oval frame. The discovery of accompanying paperwork linking it to dates ranging from 1767 to 1836 and connections with notable locations such as Trianon and Fontainebleau adds another layer of intrigue. The references to Trianon and Fontainebleau, both renowned locations associated with French history and royalty, hint at a possible connection to prestigious individuals or events.
Uncovering the specifics within the paperwork may illuminate fascinating historical details. Whether displayed in a private collection or showcased in a public setting, this engraved portrait holds the potential to spark curiosity and generate further exploration of the intriguing connections it possesses. It invites viewers to delve deeper into the historical context of the time and appreciate the artistry and significance of this captivating piece.
Condition and patina consistent with age.
Approx. overall 12¼" high x 9½" wide x 1¼" deep
Approx. overall 31cm high x 24cm wide x 3cm deep