Oil on canvas, period frame in gilded stucco.
Old restorations, visible only on the back.
130 x 82cm
162 x 116 cm with frame
Armand Leleux, born June 18, 1818 in Paris, died in Dardagny on June 1, 1885, is a French painter.
He is the younger brother of the painter Adolphe Pierre Leleux.
A pupil of Ingres, Armand Leleux accompanied him to Italy in 1835. He exhibited for the first time at the Salon de Paris in 1839. In 1840, he was sent to Spain to make copies of the Spanish masters. He travels a lot in Spain, Italy, Germany, then settles in Switzerland.
In 1848, he married Louise-Émilie Giraud (1824-1885), Genevoise and painter like him. The couple then lives between Paris and Dardagny where Émilie's parents own a small castle. The couple welcomes many friends, including Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Théophile Gautier and Eugène Sue.
In 1864, Armand Leleux receives from S.M. the King of Italy the Knight's Cross of the SS. Maurice and Lazare.
Like his brother, Armand Leleux paints folkloric or picturesque genre scenes in a realistic style. But he also performs more intimate paintings representing interiors in a Flemish or Dutch style.
Ref: Armand Leleux, Artist's Memories, Universal Library, 1882
Some of his paintings can be seen in the Museums of Montauban, Dijon, Lille, Grenoble and Bordeaux.
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