Portrait of a Young Boy circa 1840
Laure de Leomenil
pastel and crayon
Laure de Leomenil was a 19th century French pastel portraitist. This beautifully tender portrait is typical of Leomenil’s style. She was commissioned by King Louis Philippe of France and from 1837 produced 11 portraits of the French Royal family. See ‘Journal des Commandes and Acquisitions des Peinture, Sculptures et Grauvres de Garde-Meuble Royal’
Provenance: once property of Fulvia Ferragamo Visconti, an important international business woman in the fashion industry and Director of Salvatore Ferragamo Shoes.