Fixed under glass “English woman in coat”, 18th century

Painting under glass is a difficult artistic technique that is executed directly on a sheet of glass. The glass supports the paint like a canvas. Thus the glass serves both as a support and as a protective varnish. It is a “cold” painting technique so the process does not require baking. The pigment is bound to the glass by an oily vehicle most often based on varnish.

Portrait of an Ouled Naïl

The Ouled Naïl tribe is a semi-nomadic tribe that is still located today in the mountain ranges of central Algeria. Around 1830 during the colonial era, the tribe fascinated artists. Many stories tell of the beauty of these women.

“Children’s game”, year 1775

The portrait of a child became a popular genre in Europe in the 16th century, it was during the Age of Enlightenment that it developed in France. However, the petite models are still often subject to the codes of the official portrait, showing them in their most cultured aspect.

Moreover, the child is never alone if it is not the exceptional child who is a royal child or the Child Jesus.
The canvas represented is of high quality and extremely rare because children are represented with toys.

This canvas can bring us closer to the realities and their daily life in the 18th century

On the left side of the painting, signature 1775 and illegible signature

Oil on canvas
France 1775