Maurice Ramart; Oil Painting on Canvas
Extremely fine French portrait by celebrated artist Maurice Charles Auguste Ramart. (1864-1922) (possibly a self portrait)
Works held in
Canvas and colour suppler printed verso, 'Paul Foinet,';
Both Paul Foinet, born Buris, Manche in 1834, and his son Paul Eugéne Foinet, born Paris in 1869, were listed as ‘M[archan]d Couleurs’ at ‘ND Champs 54’ in the Paris electoral roll in 1891. Creating painters' colours using their own secret recipe. The son married Marie Gabrielle Monot in 1897, the same year as his sister Marie Pauline Foinet married Emile Lefebvre. A partnership between ‘Paul Foinet fils’ and ‘Lefebvre’ as makers of colours and articles for painters at 54 rue Notre Dame des Champs was set up for 15 years in October 1897 but dissolved in July 1904 after seven years.
Date: late 19thC
Canvas size: 17 1/2" x 14"
Frame size: 24" x 21" some minor loss to gesso (original frame)