""portrait Of A Man" French School Early 19th"This portrait of Empire period represents an academician whose facial features express a strong personality both by his look and his presence. His outfit is neat, he wears a white shirt and tie, the whiteness of which contrasts with his black jacket adorned with the collar of a ribbon of academic palms. This decoration is an imperial and honorary order created in 1808 by Napoleon 1st and reserved for academy officers. This portrait executed on a paper mounted on canvas in the 19th is protected by an old glass. It presents some visible blisters according to the exposure or the orientation of the painting but they do not interfere with the readability of the work. With its gilt frame Empire period, the dimensions of the table are 45.5 cm X 38 cm. Handover desired on Paris or Lyon.