"Portrait Of Mrs De Courson - Edmé-adolphe Fontaine (1814-1883)"Portrait of wife of General Toussaint Félix de Courson de la Villeneuve (1805-1886), born Marie Sédillot (? -1881), here passed in front of the extremely realistic portrait painter, Edmé-Adolphe Fontaine. This portrait, made in February 1848 is placed in the last hours of the Monarchy of July which one recognizes perfectly the style by the hairstyle and the stuffs. The realism of this painting, remained in its juice since the beginning is to rank among the great Parisian painters of the time. This family of Breton origin also owned a property in Auvergne, in which this portrait had been moved, until recently. The sketch of this painting is in the Lambinet Museum of Versailles, like the majority of the artist's sketches (see photos). Painter / School: Edmé-Adolphe Fontaine (1814-1833) A military painter and specialist in realistic portraits, Fontaine studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts with Léon Cogniet to develop his own academic career, becoming a drawing teacher at the School of St Cyr. He exhibited at the Salon from 1845 to 1878 and will be decorated with a bronze medal in 1852. Framing and support: Oil on its original canvas, in its original setting. The work never went out of its frame, as shown by the blue paper closing the back. The canvas was also not cleaned or restored and has no need because its original varnish is a great transparency. Dimensions: 72 x 58.5 cm 99 x 86 cm for the frame.