"Edmond Leclercq (french, 1817 Arras - 1853 Paris) Title: Dreaming On The Terrace Of The Castle"Genre scene with dreamy women on the terrace of the castle was executed in 1849 by the morning toilets was executed by Edmond Leclercq (1817 Arras - 1853 Paris), French romantic painter of genre, portrait and landscape. He studied under Constant Dutilleux in Arras, then came to work in the studio of Eugène Delacroix in Paris. He exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1841, 1843 and 1849. Artist of great skill, he is often sought after as a "Negro" by painters such as Horace Vernet and Jean Charles Langlois who ask him to paint horses or certain elements of their paintings . He himself was above all a painter of battles, tournaments, portraits and landscapes.
Literature: E. Benezit "Dictionary of painters, sculptors, decorators and engravers" (in French), Paris, 1999. "General glossary of the artist" by Thieme / Becker, Leipzig, 1999; AKL Index.
Inscription: signed and dated (18) 49 lower left.
Technique: oil on canvas. Period gold-plated frame.
Dimensions: unframed 55.5 x 68.5 cm; framed 74.5 x 87.5 cm.
Condition: in very good condition.