This delightful pastel portrait in gilded frame is by Alphonse Muraton (1824-1911) whose work is represented in Museums across France, including Tours, Avignon, Reims, Saint Brieux.He studied at the School of Drawing in Tours and was a pupil of Michel Martin Drolling (1789-1851).He exhibited portraits and genre subjects at the Paris Salon in 1859 and was awarded a Medal in 1868 for 'Les Deux Ermittes', which was purchased on the Civil List by Napoleon III and sent to the Louvre. It was returned to the Empress Eugenie, who sold it He also exhibited two paintings in 1872.
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68.5 cm
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