Stunning original oil painting, painted with great skill on wooden board, mid 19th century, of a courting couple. Romantic in nature, the beautiful mademoiselle is seated on a bench in a lush garden, wearing a delicate pink gown edged with French lace. She wears a small tiara in her hair. Her suitor, resplendent in his jacket and blue vest, his frothy jabot showing he has great style, is leaning over her in conversation.
Well painted, incredibly detailed, the wooden board is slightly rounded and has some splits due to age. In good condition for age and type. Painting has a wonderful palette of soft, colors with craquelure and aging. Signed in the left corner E. Doré. Display this on an antique stand, or simply lean it on a shelf or mantel. The perfect smaller size for so many decorative options, I am a little bit in love with this one!