18th Century Directoire Period Portrait of a Man


A very fine late 18th century Directoire Period portrait of a gentleman, with powdered hair and wearing a ruffled shirt with coral waistcoat under a brown coat. The coral waistcoat, unusual for this post-revolutionary period, was an indication that he was awarded the French Order of the Legion of Honour. Oil on canvas in period frame. France, circa 1795.


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