Alfred Stevens (Belgian, 1823-1906) A portrait of Sarah Bernhardt 13 x 9 3/4in (33 x 24.8cm)
Lot 143
Alfred Stevens (Belgian, 1823-1906) A portrait of a woman, thought to be Sarah Bernhardt 13 x 9 3/4in (33 x 24.8cm)
US$ 12,000 - 15,000
£7,100 - 8,900
Lot Details
Alfred Stevens (Belgian, 1823-1906)
A portrait of a woman, thought to be Sarah Bernhardt
signed 'A. Stevens' (center right)
oil on canvas
13 x 9 3/4in (33 x 24.8cm)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Franck Collection, Brussels
    Baron Rollin Collection, Brussels

    "The work of Alfred Stevens could be called the poem to the women of the world" wrote Theophile Gautier in his review of the 1867 Exposition Universelle, the exhibition that earned Stevens a first class medal and his promotion to Officer of the Legion of Honor. Although Stevens cannot be neatly categorized as either an Impressionist or Academic painter, his paintings of women must be considered as modern in conception as anything painted by Manet or Degas.

    This painting will be included in the catalogue raisonné of Stevens' paintings now in preparation by the Comite Alfred Stevens.
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