A PAIR OF PORTRAITS, pastel, early 19th century

A pair of portraits in carved frames.

Portraits made at the beginning of the 19th century. The frame that embraces the portrait of a man comes from the first half of the 19th century. Eighteenth century, the second is imitation.

Crayon. Wooden, gilded frame.

Dim. with frame: 72 x 42 cm.

Dim. without frame: 29 x 20 cm.

Preservation condition: the frame containing the portrait of the woman has a defect in the lower left corner.

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A pair of portraits in the same color scheme. The portraits most likely show the spouses or siblings - the two same frames suggest that the images were made at the same time and were to be presented together. The creator introduced an interesting distinction in the way of presenting the characters. The man was shown in en trois quarts , while the woman almost en face. Is this supposed to draw attention to the differences in character of the characters?