Atelier de Santerre (1651-1717) - Femme cachetant une enveloppe

Atelier de Santerre (1651-1717) - Femme cachetant une enveloppe
Olio su tela - Non firmato - XVIIIème siècle

Certificate of authenticity included.

This oil on canvas (78cm x63cm) dating from the early 18th century was mounted on an adjustable stretcher in the 19th century. It is presented in a very beautiful Provencal frame (98cm x82cm) made of carved and gilded wood from the late 17th century.

This painting depicts a young woman. With her eyes turned towards the viewer, she holds a letter in her hand that she is sealing. The shadows on the table tell us that it must be by candlelight. It has a red wax stick, an inkwell and a quill, as well as a leather document holder with gold accents.

Turned gracefully and leaning on her elbow, “la femme cachetant une enveloppe“ by Jean-Baptiste Santerre is one of the painter's feminine fantasy figures. These themes are often derived from Nordic models: cooks, embroiderers, women writing letters, women asleep, dreaming or drawing.

Jean-Baptiste Santerre was born in Magny-en-Vexin, son of André Santerre and Madeleine Delespinay, the twelfth child of a large and financially less fortunate family.

First an apprentice with the portrait painter François Lemaire and later with the painter Bon Boulogne. After having started his career as a portrait painter, he acquired a great reputation thanks to these female figures. His most famous painting is undoubtedly “Suzanne au bain”, which is preserved at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Dettagli lotto
Atelier de Santerre (1651-1717)
Titolo dell'opera
Femme cachetant une enveloppe
XVIIIème siècle
Olio su tela
Non firmato
In buone condizioni restaurate generali
Vendita con cornice
Dimensioni dell’immagine
78×63 cm
Dimensioni totali
98×6×82 cm
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