Benedict MASSON (1819-1893)
Oriental dress with a jewel
Oil on canvas.
Signed lower left.
Benedict Masson was born in Sombernon near Dijon on April 23, 1819 and died in Paris on June 26, 1893. He is a painter of history, mythological compositions, allegorical subjects, genre scenes, portraits, flowers, murals. He is a pupil of Lyonnais Paul Chenavart and especially Paul Delaroche to whom he must undoubtedly his training as a painter of civil and religious history. Of this painter still very unknown, we know that he appeared almost every year at the Salon, from 1840 to 1881 and will be chosen under the Second Empire to make a great mural for the Hotel des Invalides, illustrating the century of Charlemagne.
Adorned with its period frame in carved and gilded wood.
Old Salon Tag (# 311)
Dimensions without frame: Length: 74cm Width: 115cm
Dimensions with frame: Length: 96cm Width: 137cm