Fine 19th-Century French Academic Pastel, A Ballerina. Presented in its frame this measures 46″ H by 35″ W.



Product Description

This piece beautifully represents Carrier-Belleuse’s subtle use of line and color to create layers of nuance in both light and tone. It is presented in a fine custom-made, 22 karat gold-leaf, Louis XV manner Frame. Without its frame this exceptional, artist-signed, pastel-on-paper, laid down on canvas, measures 39 5/8 inches tall by 29 1/8 inches wide.

Provenance: Goupil et Comp., Paris, France

PIERRE CARRIER-BELLEUSE studied at l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts and made his debut at the Salon in 1875. The son of the pre-eminent sculptor Albert Carrier-Belleuse (who was Rodin’s mentor and teacher), Pierre showed promise from a young age. He was as adept in the medium of pastels (a very difficult medium to master), as he was with oils. In 1877 he received Honorable Mention for his work, and in 1899 he received a Silver Medal at the Exposition Universelle.




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