Etienne Billet (1821-1888)

Artist Name Etienne Billet (1821-1888)
Title Moroccan Boy with Shawl
Description A beautiful oil on canvas painting of a Moroccan boy by French 19th century artist Etienne Billet. The half length portrait depicts a boy wearing a red scarf around his dark curls and a shawl slipped from his shoulders. A truly captivating and romantic painting with striking bold use of colour. Etienne Billet was noted for his Orientalist paintings and this was painted circa 1870. Signed upper right.
Provenance Yorkshire estate. 
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 21 x 29 inches
Frame Housed in a complimentary frame, 37 inches by 29 inches and in good condition.
Condition Excellent condition
Biography Etienne Billet (1821 - 1888) French painter born in the city of Marseille. Training in Marseille at the studio of Aubert and pupil in 1842 of Drolling and Léon Cogniet in Paris. Painter of portraits, landscapes in the Realist, Romantic and Orientalist style. At the end of the 1850's he made several trips to Algeria and staying a few years in Egypt. Works in museums: Marseille and Salenstein.
Price SOLD