ARY SCHEFFER (Dutch-French 1795-1858)
Portrait of René, Cécile and Louise Franchomme, circa 1850-51
Signed and inscribed, center right: Ary Scheffer/à son ami/Franchomme
Oil on canvas
29-3/4 by 25-5/8 inches (75.5 by 62 cm.)
Ary Scheffer was a Dutch-French Romantic painter. He was known mostly for his works based on literature, with paintings based on the works of Dante, Goethe, and Lord Byron, as well as religious subjects. He was also a prolific painter of portraits of famous and influential people in his lifetime.