Large pastel portrait on canvas showing a mysterious woman dressed in black against a barely etched background. This is wonderfully evocative of France in late 1800s. This lady looks as if she may have been Parisienne.
Verso the original backing card is stamped with the details of a road in Paris. Circa 1900, France.
Consistent for a pastel of this age. There is a watermark running along the bottom of the canvas and the pastel drawing is fragile to potential future damage.
H 70 x W 60 x D 4 cms.