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.
- 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