A superbly characterful French Portrait of a gentleman dressed up in his tuxedo.
The artist has captured his expression so beautifully; this would have been a commissioned portrait by the sitter and is signed & dated in fine red cursive by the artist.
Oil on Canvas with old style side studding to the stretcher.
Signed and dated lower right, E Lambeau? 1849.
54cm wide, 65cm high
In stable original condition with aged patina.