Oil on canvas

69 x 60 cm with frame

Dedication on the canvas lower right:
"to my friend Paul Hillemacher
affectionate testimony
Alfred Bramtot

Alfred Henri Bramtot ( 1852- 1894) prix de Rome in 1879, married in 1889 with Bertha Polack born in 1848 -? (probably American)
Born on 23 July 1852 in Ver-les-Chartres, she married the composer Paul Charles Marie Puget ( 1848-1917). From this union she had a daughter, Reine (1878-1963), who was to become an actress in Sarah Bernahrdt's troupe. She divorced in 1887 and in the same year married Paul Hillemacher ( 1852-1933), composer and son of the painter Eugène Ernest Hillemacher ( 1818-1887)

Information provided by Mr Stéphan Perreau (PhD student at the University of Montpellier)

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