Joseph Mathias Negelen (1792-1870) - 1833 Charcoal Drawing, Lady in a Bonnet
DescriptionAn 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")
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.
|Artist||Joseph Mathias Negelen (1792-1870)|
|Dimensions||33.7 x 25.1cm|
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