A superbly characterful French Portrait of a gentleman dressed up in his tuxedo. The artist has captured his expression so beautifully; this would have been a commissioned portrait by the sitter and is signed & dated in red cursive by the artist.
Oil on Canvas with old style side studding to the stretcher.
Signed and dated lower right, E Lambeau? 1849.
54cm wide, 65cm high
**this painting is in as found condition, it has patina from age and thinness to the canvas in some areas, there is some damage to the hand and a couple of small holes. Please see pics. The aged patina of this painting is part of its unique charm; and he looks fabulous wherever he is placed!**