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Emmanuel Benner Antique Fine French Oil Painting of a Reclining Nude Lady Signed


A classic oil on canvas oil painting by Emmanuel Michel Benner (1836-1896) of a reclining nude.

This artist is renowned for his ability to capture the beauty of the nude form and his work often sells for high prices at auction. Some other examples of his work are included at the end of the photos.


Presented in a good quality ornate gilt wooden frame.


Upper right.


Private collection


Painting and frame are both in very good condition. Stretcher lines are faintly visible on the canvas.


Painting measures 40 x 25cm and the overall frames 69 x 54cm.


Emmanuel Benner is one of the foremost painters of the figure, and one of the greatest masters of the nude in particular, who exhibit at the Paris Salon. He was born at Mulhausen, in Alsace, and studied under Pils in Paris. His pictures, which, like “A Study,” are usually very simple in subject, possess an extraordinary naturalness of colour, and are equally lifelike in modelling and spirit.

Like his twin brother, the distinguished artist Jean Benner, Emmanuel Benner commenced his life as a designer for the mills and factories of Mulhouse in Alsace, where he was born in 1836. At the age of thirty, having amassed some means by strict economy, he devoted himself entirely to art, his masters in painting being Eck, Henner, a fellow Alsatian; and Leon Bonnat. He at first painted pictures of still life, portraits, and genre subjects, and commenced exhibiting at the Salon in 1868. In 1875 he struck out in a new direction, and his masterly paintings of the nude won him immediate favour.


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