Louis Carrier-Belleuse (1848-1913) Oil on Canvas
Our lovely oil on canvas by Louis Carrier-Belleuse (1848-1913), entitled Au Kiosque a Journaux (At the Newsstand) depicts a Parisien woman in elegant dress and hat perusing the papers at a newsstand. Signed by the artist in lower right corner and dated 1882. Canvas measures 13 1/8 by 18 1/2 in (33.5 by 47 cm) and the period frame measures 18.5 by 23 5/8 in (47 by 60 cm).
Condition is good. There are scattered areas of craquelure, consistent with age and good care and the canvas has been relined.
The artist was the son and student of Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse. A highly accomplished painter, he also served as artistic director for the Faiencerie at Choisy-le-Roi. Notable artistic achievements of the artist include the equestrian monument to General Manuel Belgrano, completed in 1872 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the tomb of the assassinated Guatemalan president José María Reina Barrios. His artworks can be found in the collections of the Musee du Luxembourg (Une équipe de bitumiers, 1883),
Musée du Petit Palais (Porteurs de farine, 1885), Musée Jules Chéret, Nice (Nymphe and Satyre, marble), Musée de Rochefort (Les Petits Ramoneurs, Une Petite Curieuse, and Marchand de Journaux), and Musée de Besançon (Les Joueurs d'Echecs).