Oil on canvas, 88.9cm by 61cm. Signed l.r.: A. Collette. A pair to PIC558 A Young Musician.
The artist was born in Arras and died in Paris. He was a painter, engraver and lithographer who worked in both oil and watercolour. Although seemingly not particularly well known in this country, he painted two portraits of Georgiana, wife of William Alleyne, 3rd Marquess of Exeter (1825-1895), PIC947 & PIC536 and two very large canvases of their son and daughter-in-law, the future 4th Marquess and his wife, with their children, PIC772 & PIC774.