This famed French painter was an academic painter celebrated for his depictions of historical Oriental and classical Greek and Roman scenes. Item #42301
PS, heavy stock 2½" X 4¼", n.p., n.y. Near fine. Rounded corners (as issued). Outstanding carte-de-visite half-length portrait of Boulanger in three-piece suit and tie, right hand in pants pocket and left hand dramatically foisting a cigarette. Sharp backstamp in brown of photographer Bingham in Paris. On the blank margin below his portrait, Boulanger signs boldly in brown ink with his usual crabbed "G. Boulanger." Undated, but likely circa 1870. A superb example -- and quite scarce.