Declaration of Love

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Object Description

A 19th century oil on canvas depicting an elegant Parisienne beauty in an opulent salon interior contemplating the contents of a love letter by the celebrated French painter Auguste Toulmouche 1829-1890. ‘Declaration of Love’ is signed by the artist and dated 1880. The painting hangs is a fine quality Louis XV design giltwood frame.

Object History

Alongside his contemporaries Alfred Stevens 1823-1906 and Charles Soulacroix 1825-1879, Auguste Toulmouche became famous for his detailed depictions of richly clad young women in luxurious Paris interiors.

Toulmouche first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1848, winning the first of many medals. Four years later his fame was secured when his painting ‘La Fille’ was purchased by the emperor Napoleon III. Auguste Toulmouche was awarded the Legion d’Honneur in 1870.

Object Condition

Dimensions: (framed) 80cm x 61cm (31½” x 24”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 65cm x 48cm (25½” x 19”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private collection.
Presentation: Louis XV design giltwood frame.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang. We do not sell dirty, damaged or unframed works of art.
Conservation: Where necessary the paintings we sell are cleaned and restored by Fine Art Restoration (est.1974) or Simon Gillespie Studio, as seen on BBC Television’s ‘Fake or Fortune’ and ‘Britain’s Lost Masterpieces’.

Object Details

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1753 888 178
+44(0) 1753 888 178

Dealer Location

Academy Fine Paintings
Gerrards Cross
United Kingdom