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Edouard Frederic Wilhelm Richter Oil Painting of a Lady Reading a Letter

$ 2,400
  • Description
    Edouard Frederic Wilhelm Richter (German, 1844-1913)
    Woman in front of a window reading a letter
    signed and inscribed 'E.Richter' (Upper right)
    Oil on canvas Relined with original gilt frame
    Frame tag “Edouard F. W. Richter/ Escola Francesa/ Salao De Paris 1876”
    Canvas: 18.5 x 15 inches
    Frame: 25 x 22 inches

    From a distinguished gentleman in Montevideo Uruguay.

    AVANTIQUES is dedicated to providing an exclusive curated collection of Fine Arts, Paintings, Bronzes, Asian treasures, Art Glass and Antiques. Our inventory represents time-tested investment quality items with everlasting decorative beauty. We look forward to your business and appreciate any reasonable offers. All of our curated items are vetted and guaranteed authentic and as described. Avantiques only deals in original antiques and never reproductions. We stand behind our treasures with a full money back return if the items are not as described.

    Edouard Richter was born in 1844 to a Dutch mother and German father. His extensive artistic education took him to the Hague Academy, then to Antwerp and finally to the Académie de Beaux-Arts in Paris where he trained under Léon Bonnat. Richter first exhibited a still-life at the Salon in 1866 and received honourable mention. However for the following 50 years, he submitted a range of subject matter including portraits, historical genre scenes and more specifically Orientalist subjects.

    Richter's favourite subject was the female. Whether European or Middle Eastern, he illustrated dignified, yet languid beauties at the centre of his compositions. His Orientalist subjects demonstrate a certain studied theatricality in the gesture of the figures and the composition as seen in the present lot, as well as an exquisite handling of the textures and colors. The young woman dressed in elaborate clothes is seated in front of a window with whimsical thoughts from reading a letter. The sunlight defines her silhouette.

    Please also consider Avantique’s eclectic collection of wonderful fine art paintings with artists such as Emile Albert Gruppe, Alphonse Mucha, Alfred De Breanski, Antoine Blanchard, and Marcel Dyf. We strive to collect the highest-quality paintings in exceptional condition.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Paint, Hand-Painted.
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Relined.
    Creation Date: 1880
    Styles / Movements: Other
    Incollect Reference #: 628968
  • Dimensions
    W. 22 in; H. 25 in; D. 3 in;
    W. 55.88 cm; H. 63.5 cm; D. 7.62 cm;
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