Period First Empire portrait of the Sisters Julie and Desiree Clary, Future Queens of Spain and Sweden by Robert Jacques Francois Lefevre (1755-1830) –Exquisitely Painted Subject of the Two Sisters Holding The Play by Alexandre Duval of “La Maison a Vendre” (The House To Sell), the October 23, 1800 Opera Comique in Paris which had much success. Music by Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac –Original frame, excellent original condition neoclassical Scholarship: According to Sotheby’s Old Master Department, the art scholar, Alain Latreille attributed this work to Lefevre. The sitters, the Clary Sisters, were researched and attributed by Osenat in Paris. Provenance: Charles C. Patterson, New York and Paris, L’Antiquaire & The Connoisseur, New York, Collection of Lucille Kaye.
Robert Jacques LeFevre (Artist)
Height: 38 in. (96.52 cm)
Width: 40 in. (101.6 cm)
Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
Style: Neoclassical (Of the Period)
Materials and Techniques: Canvas
Place of Origin: France
Period: 19th Century
Date of Manufacture: 1810
Wear consistent with age and use.