Portrait of Marguerite Parigot 1785 - 1875
Portrait of Marguerite Parigot 1785 - 1875
Portrait of Marguerite Parigot 1785 - 1875

Portrait of Marguerite Parigot 1785 - 1875

 

I don't usually buy portraits of old ladies, but this little old lady has something really nice about her. 

 

Her name was Marguerite ? Madeleine Parigot, born in Paris 16th November 1785, married 13th May 1808 to Louis Nicolas Cau? .......

died? November 1848

(She) died 25th February 1875 (age 90).

 

I would therefore estimate that this portrait was painted about 1870 when she was about 85.  A good age now, let alone then.

 

Just think what a century she lived through in France, Revolutions and wars throughout her life,  No wonder she looks wise and philosophical.

 

The information is taken from a paper inscription pasted to the back of the stretcher, now difficult to decipher is places.

 

Also written directly onto the wood of the stretcher are a few words, which I understand as being a tribute to her, and saying lovely lady she was to the end.

 

In a simple gilded frame.

 

Frame:      20" x  17"         51cm  x  43cm

Sight:        18" x  14.75"     46cm  x  37cm

 

£595

 

Ref:  521

 

Portrait of Marguerite Parigot 1785 - 1875