"Agénorie Monique Laurenceau Or Alfred Brunel De Neuville"
Oil on canvas signed below right Laurence (possibly Agénorie Monique
Laurenceau or Alfred Brunel de Neuville). Size: 21 ¼ x 25 ½ inches
Overall excellent condition. This painting has been professionally
cleaned, restored and relined to bring back to its original appearance
with minimal intervention. The removal of layers of dirt (accumulated
atmospheric pollution, soot etc.) from paintings is carried out following
careful procedures to ensure that no damage is done to the underlying
layers of paint, glazes and varnishes
French artist Agénorie Monique Laurenceau was born 26 June 1830, in
Beaugency (Loiret), studied painting under the celebrated Alphonse
Muraton and Joseph Suchet. She exhibited at the Paris Salon from
1864-1879. Known for her Genre scenes, landscapes, flowers and still
lifes, she also painted porcelain. She lived in Tours (France) from 1850
to 1871, then in Marseilles, and la Mède-lès-Martigues. Agénorie
Monique Laurenceau died on 9th January 1907 in Châteauneuf-lès-
Martigues nicknamed the ‘’Provençale Venice’’
Alfred-Arthur Brunel de Neuville (or Brunel Neuville), was born in
Paris in 1852 and died in the same city in 1941. He was a French genre
painter who worked in still life paintings and paintings of animals. He
was the pupil of Leon Brunel, Member of the Society of French Artists,
and was permitted to take part in exhibitions starting in 1879.
His works are present in the Museums of Béziers, Brest, Château-
Thierry, Louviers, among others.
Gérald Schurr and Pierre Cabanne's ‘’Dictionnaire des Petits Maîtres de
Elisabeth Hardouin-Fugier, The painters of still lifes in France in the
nineteenth century, Les Éditions de l'Amateur, Paris, 1998, 318 p.
Gérald Schurr and Pierre Cabanne, Dictionnaire des petits masters of
painting 1820-1920, volume 1, A to H, Les Éditions de l'Amateur, Paris,
1996, 557 p. (ISBN 2-85917 223-8)