Paul Albert BESNARD (Paris 1849 - Paris 1936)
Portrait of a Young Man in Profile Sold
Oil on board. Signed with the artist’s monogram and dated AB 77 at the lower left.113 x 101 mm. (4 1/2 x 4 in.)ACQUIRED BY THE FOUNDATION CUSTODIA (COLLECTION FRITS LUGT), PARIS.ENQUIRE
Painted during Albert Besnard’s stay at the French Academy in Rome, this small portrait may depict a fellow pensionnaire at the Villa Medici.
David and Constance Yates, New YorkAcquired from them in 1992 by Charles Ryskamp, New York.