A pair of pastels representing Nicolas Pierre Baptiste Anselme and his wife Anne Françoise Gourvaille.
Very nice gilt wood frames.
1st part of the 19th century.
Nicolas Pierre Baptiste Anselme called Baptiste l'Ainé (Bordeaux 1761 - 1835 Paris), member of the Comédie Française, came from a famous actors family. The Anselme family , called Baptiste, was a family of actors playing during six generations in France, Netherlands and Sweden from 18th to 19th centuries. He had a nice career till 1828 before to teach at the Ecole de déclamation.