Nothing is known of the identity of the sitter but he can probably be assumed to be French, especially as a partly legible inscription on the stretcher begins M.
Portrait of a Man by François-Xavier Fabre, 1809
© National Galleries of Scotland
- Oil on canvas Dimensions: 62 x 50 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £22,000 ( Total: £92,000)
- Acquired in:
- Didier Aaron Inc., New York
Camille.... Fabre depicts his subject with extreme sensitivity, using subtle modelling for his face and costume and distinctive highlighting to capture the wildness of his curls.