"Charles Landelle (1821-1908) - Young Orientalist
Charles Landelle - "Young Oriental Woman
Oil on canvas
Signed Charles Landelle top left
Size : 38 x 24 cm
A student of Paul Delaroche and Ary Scheffer, Charles Landelle was quickly recognized as a painter who excelled in portraits and large religious paintings. Louis-Philippe noticed him and contributed to his fame and prosperity. The artist thus embarked on a career as an official painter, between state commissions and portraits of members of high society. In turn, Napoleon III, who admired him greatly, bought paintings from him to give to the city of Laval. Charles Landelle was also a representative of orientalist painting, he travelled to Morocco in 1866, then in 1875, he travelled to Egypt and Algeria. Some of his works are preserved in museums such as the Louvre, the Château de Versailles, the Musée Ingres, and the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Reims and Grenoble.
Our painting is probably a study done in a more spontaneous style, for a famous painting that he painted several times (we know of several versions that were sold at Sotheby's in recent years).