Intimate portrait of a woman. She is depicted in a dress and seated at a table in a thoughtful pose, having a cup of tea.
Albert Edmond Sardin was a French painter, engraver, lithographer, illustrator and decorator born November 17, 1874 in Arcis sur Aube (Aube). He was revolutionary leader Georges Danton's great-grandnephew.
Albert Sardin moved to Paris to train as a painter and attended the Jullian Academy. He married Isabelle Croissant in September 1898 in Paris and set up his workshop at 9 rue Falguière. He presented his first paintings at the salon in 1902, landscapes marked by an impressionist technique and vigorous colours. In the interwar period, his works were appreciated for the strength of his compositions and his textured use of colour combined with a treatment of light inherited from Impressionism.
Sardin received numerous commissions from the State, such as the decoration of the reception hall at Montreuil’s town hall (just east of Paris), painted in 1941 (La famille d’arboriculteurs). He died in 1947 in Nogent sur Marne (Val-de-Marne).
Albert Sardin’s works are present in the City of Paris’s art collection, in the French State’s collections, the Museum of Modern Art of Troyes, the State Secretariat for Veterans Affairs, the Marne Prefecture and the French Embassy in Tokyo.
Sources: Galerie Carmine, Albert Sardin, exhibition catalog, 1926; Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Paris, Gründ, 1999; Schurr/Cabanne. Dictionnaire des petits maîtres et de la peinture, Les Editions de l’Amateur; France Archives.
Artist: Albert Sardin (1874-1947).
Signed in the lower right corner. Artist’s name and title on the canvas on the back.
Medium: Oil on cardboard.
Condition: Very good condition.
Dimensions: 41 x 33 cm. / 16 x 13 in.
Frame: 49 x 41 cm. / 19 ¼ x 16 in. Wood, good condition.