Louis Krevel – Portrait of Mme Faber – 1827

Portrait of Christine Wilhelmine Faber (1772-1858), wife of Jean Guillaume Hillemacher (1784-1867), poet and fabulist, knight of the French Legion of Honour and director of the Compagnie des Quatre Canaux, a company created in 1821 that would build several important canals in central and western France.

Artist: Louis Krevel (1801-1876).
Signed and dated 1827.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Excellent condition. Recently professionally restored.
Dimensions: 27 x 22 cm / 10 x 8 1/2 in.
Frame: 40 x 34 cm / 16 x 13 1/2 in. Original, gold leaf on wood, French Restoration period.
Origin: France.