- Listed: January 1, 1970 12:00 am
- Title: The art lesson
- Artist: Jules Frederic Ballavoine
- Origins: French
- Format (cm): 115.5 x 162 cm.
- Format (in): 45½ x 64 in.
- Last Sale price: 23 730,00
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Jules Frederic Ballavoine (French, 1855-1901) The art lesson signed ‘J.BALLAVOINE’ (lower right) oil on canvas 45½ x 64 in. (115.5 x 162 cm.)
Jules Frederic Ballavoine was a Parisian painter of genre, historical paintings and portraits. He exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon and was a medal winner. This large work depicts the pastimes of a more innocent age. The young lady reclining whilst reading a book looks out to the viewer, inviting us to share the serenity she enjoys with her elegant friends.