Portrait of a young knitter, after a painting by Lucille Doux (1821-1896). It may be a lost work by the artist. Watercolour on paper signed “C. Wyatt de Vivefay, after Mlle Doux”, and dated 1849.
Cornélie Emma Wyatt, French watercolourist, was born in Rouen on November 19, 1816, daughter of the English captain William Thomas Wyatt and the Countess Antoinette Charlotte Hortense de Vivefay. Like her teacher Michel Stohl (1813-1881), she specialized in painting portraits and genre scenes, making watercolour copies of works by painters from previous eras and also contemporary artists, some of these works being currently lost or destroyed and only known about thanks to her work. Based in Paris, she exhibited regularly at the Salon des Artistes Français from 1831 to 1875. She signed all her works under the name of Wyatt de Vivefay. She died unmarried in Paris on November 15, 1898.
Sources: Benezit Dictionary of Artists; Archives de France.
Artist: Cornélie Wyatt de Vivefay (1816-1898).
Signed and dated in the lower right corner.
Medium: Watercolour on paper.
Condition: Very good condition.
Dimensions: 50 x 41 cm. / 19 ½ x 16 in.
Frame: 59 x 51 cm. / 23 ¼ x 20 in. Sculpted wood and glass.