"Watercolor Portrait Of Albert Du Mesnil By Louis Auguste Darodès"Watercolor dating from the Second Empire and representing Albert Alexandre Pierre Franois of Mesnil (1778-1864) notary in Paris.
the interest of this portrait lies in the strength of character of the character translated by the watercolor.
The work is superb and dated April 1863 or 1865 (so it would be posthumous about).
Watercolor signed Darodes, I attribute this work to Louis Auguste Darodès (1809-1879) painter, engraver, his masters were Ruhierre and Richomme. in 1837 he won second prize in Rome with a watercolor. He started in the Salon of 1843 with a watercolor, a bather. dimensions of the subject painted in the center: 18cm x 25,5cm. possible delivery in colissimo.