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Armand de Fraguier "Actress Alice Ozy (after Theodore Chasseriau)", oil on canvas, 1850s

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This, executed in 1850s oil painting is a work of well-known French artist, Baron Armand de Fraguier. It is a copy after painted several years before, by his famous colleague, Theodore Chasseriau (1819-1856; CLICK HERE) portrait of latter's mistress, celebrated Parisian actress and courtesan, Alice Ozy (1820-1893; see our image nr.12 and CLICK HERE).

Alice Ozy was successful as an actress, but best known as a courtesan. She was well paid by her lovers, mostly notables from Paris society. She had an affair with Victor Hugo's son Charles, who complained to his father that she was unfaithful. Hugo intervened by seducing Alice himsyelf, much to tzhe disgust of his.son. Other lovers were The Duke of Aumale, Theodore Chasseriau, Theophile Gautier and Louis Napoleon Bonaparte (Emperor Napoleon III of France). She was the model for the woman on "Supper After the Fancy Dress Ball" (1855) by Thomas Couture. Her grave monument at Pere Lachaise in Paris was designed by Gustave Dore (see our image nr.13).

Baron Armand de Fraguier (1803 Besançon - 1873 ibidem) studied in Paris under Camille Roqueplan. He regularly exhibited at the Salon, showing Genre and flower paintings, still-lives with fruits, etc. The artist was also a President of "Societe des arts" of his native Besançon. His works can be seen in museums of Besançon, Versailles, etc.

Our images nr.9-11 show several other works of this artist offered at international art auction market in the last years.

Provenance: Viennese auction house "Dorotheum", November 30th 2000, lot 112 (see our image nr.8).

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Condition: good; verso: traces of two restored dot-like holes (nothing is visible on front of the painting)

Creation Year: 1850s

Measurements: UNFRAMED:73,0x60,0cm/28,7x23,6in FRAMED: 89,5x76,0cm/35,2x29,9in

Object Type: Framed oil painting

Style: 19th century paintings

Technique: oil on canvas

Inscription: signed: a. de. fraguier

Creator: Baron Armand de Fraguier
To see other works by this artist click on the name above!

Creator Dates: 1803 Besançon-1873 Besançon

Nationality: French


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