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Michel-Lévy, Henri (1845-1914)
oil painting still life with cello and mandolin C. 18" h x 14" w . In an ornate gold frame with a total measurement of 24" h x 21" w. Frame has a plaque with the artist's name and dates (1849-1914). Attractive appearance and in overall good condition except for a few minor paint blemishes and retouching. The painting is lined. Signed by the artist on the lower right.
The French painter and sculptor Henri Michel-Lévy was a pupil of Félix Barrias and Antoine Vollon. He exhibited at the Salon in Paris regularly between 1868 and 1914. He was a great friend of the Impressionists, and a portrait of him painted by Degas can be seen in the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.