In stock

Joseph Mathias Negelen (1792-1870) - 1833 Charcoal Drawing, Lady in a Bonnet



An exquisite charcoal half length portrait of a lady in a bonnet by prolific Swiss artist Joseph Mathias Negelen. The sitter's facial features have been carefully completed with incredibly detailed tonal work. Perfectly capturing the sitter's character, Negelen displays his impressive skills as a draughtsman. His ability to achieve a hyper realist style would have been hugely popular with the Victorian art dealer. The women's large bonnet with ribbons and ornate lace decoration suggests she probably belonged to the upper classes. She wears a dress with puff sleeves, her hair in ringlets and a demure expression on her face, the attributes required of an upper class lady. This artwork has a Wiltshire Gallery label on the reverse and is presented in a modern frame and card mount. Signed and dated. On wove.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. With scattered foxing and some light surface scratches visible to the page. There are a number of losses to the edges of the frame, shown in the images above.


33.7 x 25.1cm (13.3" x 9.9")
Framed Size: 47 x 39.4cm (18.5" x 15.5")

Artist Biography

Born in Porrentruy in 1792, Joseph Mathias Negelen was a Swiss painter of portraits. Enrolling at the school of fine art in 1814, Negelen trained under French early Romantic painter, Girodet. He appeared at the Salon de Paris with Portraits from 1827 to 1865.

More Information
Code kk730
Artist Joseph Mathias Negelen (1792-1870)
Date 1833
Dimensions 33.7 x 25.1cm
Medium Charcoal
Style Realism
Subject Portrait
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:Joseph Mathias Negelen (1792-1870) - 1833 Charcoal Drawing, Lady in a Bonnet

Delivery prices for this item are as follows


Remember - we combine shipping costs for multiple purchases automatically so go through to checkout for the final price.

Need to Know

All of our items come with a Certificate of Authenticity

Read more Certificate of Authenticity
Empty | Add All to Cart
 My Wishlist (0)