LAFON François Nude Painting - The Spring of Nymphs - Painting 19th century
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LAFON François
The Spring of Nymphs - Painting 19th century

Circa 1880

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LAFON François (1846-1920) The Spring of Nymphes Oil on canvas signed low left Old frame regilded with leaves Dim canvas : 46 X 55 cm Dim frame : 65 X 75 cm LAFON François (1846-1920) French painter 19th century - Born 1846 in Paris Painter of religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythology, portraits, Orientalism François Lafon was the son of Emile Lafon (1817-1886). He studied with his father and then with Cabanel. He began his career at the Salon de Paris in 1875 and exhibited « Mother and her children » in 1878 and gained an honourable mention in 1885. He was a member of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts from 1890 and was represented at the Salon as part of his group. He took part in a contest organised by a commitee of fine arts. The purpose was to select artists to decorate the town halls of Paris and the neighbouring areas along the theme of Republican ideology . His slender, graceful and dreamlike nymphs often adopted affected poses. MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES - Périgueux (Périgord Museum) : Young italian women ; battle of Bazeilles - Rouen : Graziella - St Brieux : Study Bibliographie : Dictionary of artists E.Benezit Gründ Publisher Vol VIII / 290

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  • Artist
    LAFON François (1846 - 1920, FRENCH)
  • Creation Year
    Circa 1880
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Good
  • Dimensions
    H 25.6 in. x W 29.53 in. x D 1.97 in.H 65 cm x W 75 cm x D 5 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Saint-Ouen, FR
  • Reference Number
    LU44733594702
  • Seller Reference Number
    22842
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