Oil on canvas
France, presumably circa 1890
Emile Eisman-Semenowsky (1857-1911) – Polish-French painter
Signed upper left, ‘Eisman-SEMENOWSKY.PARIS’
Dimensions: 55 x 43 cm
Gilt wooden frame: 70 x 58.5 cm
The current highest auction record for a similar portrait by Eisman-Semenowsky is more than €32,000
Estimate by Auctionata Expert: 4,500 Euro
The painting is in good condition, showing some craquelure consistent with age and minor paint losses. The inspection under UV light reveals scattered small areas of retouching to the woman and the background. The frame shows small losses. The painting is 55 x 43 cm in size, and the frame measures 70 x 58.5 cm.
Emile Eisman-Semenowsky (1857-1911)
Emile Eisman-Semenowsky was most likely born in Poland and was of Jewish descent. Little is known about his childhood and education. In the 1880s and 1890s, he spent several years in Paris, where he created the majority of his oeuvre. Semenowsky was influenced by oriental subjects, a widespread phenomenon in French 19th century art. His favorite subjects were depictions of women in oriental and antique-style costumes and genre scenes. His works were very popular among Parisian bourgeoisie, and many of his works were purchased by American collectors. (cko)
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