Property from a Family Trust
1859 - 1937
PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN IN PROFILE
signed Henri Cain (lower left); inscribed à la belle des belles!!! (lower right); and dated 1899 (upper left)
pastel on canvas
16⅛ by 12¾ in.
41 by 32.4 cm
Original unlined condition. The medium remains fresh and the colors bright. Artist pinholes visible in all four corners. There are a few minor surface scratches in the woman's hair. Some discoloration is visible along the right edge. Ready to hang in its current state.
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