21 - 22 November 2007
Paul-Louis-Narcisse Grolleron (French, 1848-1901)
Portrait of a boy, seated, holding an open book
signed and dated 'P. Grolleron/78' (lower right)
oil on canvas
46 x 35½ in. (117 x 90.5 cm.)
Painted in 1878.
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While he received considerable public acclaim during his lifetime for his sincere and highly finished battle scenes, Grolleron was also an accomplished and prolific portrait painter. He exhibited at the Salon de Paris from 1873.
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