ADRIEN HENRI TANOUX
A fine oil on canvas painting by the French painter Adrien Henri Tanoux (1865-1923) of a seated nude.
Some other examples of works by this artist are included at the end of the photos.
Frame: Set in the original, good quality, giltwood frame.
Signature: Lower right.
Provenance: French private collection.
Condition: Painting and frame are both in good condition. There is a small area of re-touching visible in the background at the top right under a blacklight, and also in the margins.
Measurements: Painting measures 54 x 37cm and the overall frame 78 x 61cm.
Biography: Antoine Auguste Adrien Henri Tanoux was a French painter. He began his studies in 1878 at the École supérieure d’art et de design Marseille-Méditerranée. After graduating there, in 1886, he enrolled at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris, where he became a student of Léon Bonnat.
During this time, he presented some works at the Salon. He would exhibit there regularly throughout his life. In 1889, he received an honourable mention at the Exposition Universelle.
He was initially attracted to painting scenes in the outlying suburbs but, after receiving a travel grant from the Conseil supérieur des Beaux-Arts in 1895, he turned to genre scenes, portraits and Orientalist works; becoming especially well known for his nudes. In 1905, he was elected a member of the Société des artistes français.
His works may be seen at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Chambéry, Musée de Grenoble, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Marseille, Musée Cantini, Musée de la Faïence et des Beaux-Arts, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, among others.