10 June 2008
CÉCILE VILLENEUVE (FRENCH, 1824-1901)
Blanche Outhenin-Chalandre, née Blache (1831-1882), in black dress with white lace collar decorated with blue flowers, black lace veil worn across her shoulders, fair upswept hair dressed in a plait
signed 'Cécile Villeneuve (d'après photogie)' (mid left)
oval, 3 5/8 in. (91 mm.) high, gilt-metal easel frame with ribbon and bow surmount by Giroux, Paris
inscribed by the artist on the backing card 'Madame Outhenin Chalandre née Blanche Blache. morte en 1882'
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