Two studies of men

Two studies of men by Charles-Philippe (1798-1876) and Eugène (1801-1823) Larivière when students at the Ecole des Beaux Arts of Paris, under the direction of French painter Charles Meynier (1768-1832).

The two brothers are presented at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts by their master, the famous French painter Girodet.
Charles-Philippe obtains the grand prix de Rome in 1824 and becomes resident at the Villa Médicis in Rome until 1830. Well known for his Historical paintings, he will honour various official commissions, especially for the galerie des Batailles at the château de Versailles.

Height : 31.4 x Length 21.2 in each


Libertine miniature

Miniature painted on paper figuring a libertine, galant scene.
Inscription in French : "Porte la moy, dépêche toy, car Cupidon me tue si je ne boy"
France, 18th century

Length 7.8 x Width 5.1 in with its (posterior) wooden frame
6.6 x 3.9 in without its frame


Portrait of Madame Tallien, princess of Chimay

French School circa 1820, Portrait of Thérèsa Cabarrus (1773-1835), known as Madame Tallien and princess of Chimay.
Oil on panel (with an ancient pen mark on the back) with Art Nouveau gilted bronze frame.

Thérèsa Cabarrus can be recognized by her anemone crown (French painter Gérard represented her this way). Although she was well known as a Revolutionary muse, she eventually married prince of Chimay, fervent monarchist under the French Restauration (1815-1848).

9.4 x 6.2 without frame
Height 14.1 in with frame


Princess of Chimay, detail


Full-length portrait of a little girl

Large oil on canvas representing a little girl in a white dress, holding to a olive tree branch, with at her feet an alphabet open book.
Gilted wooden frame.
19th century

Height 46.4 x Length 35.4 in with its frame


Portrait of a daring little boy

Oil on canvas by French painter Jean Hubert Gautier (1872-1930), a little boy dressed in blue, smiling, in 1896.
Signed "Hubert Gautier 96" on the lower right corner.
Gilted wooden frame.

Height 46 x Length 35.4 in with its frame


Important pastel from the 19th century

Pastel from a follower of French painter Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (1755-1842). The subject is the painter's self portrait with her daughter Jeanne-Lucie-Louise aka Julie in 1789. The original oil on canvas is now at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

With frame : height 58.2 in width 43.3 in
Without frame : height 44 in width 34.6 in


Juliette Récamier on ivory

French Miniature on ivory with a burr frame, representing Juliette Récamier, muse from the First Empire, after her portrait by French painter François Gérard (1770-1837), now in Carnavalet Museum, Paris.

8.2 x 9.8 in


Vanity allegory

Oil on zinc, Italy, beginning of the 19th century

9.8 x 11.4 in


Painted canvas, galant scene

Important, French painted canvas from the 18th century representing, in a pastoral decor, a galant and musical scene.

Height 122 in x Length 90.5 in