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Oil on canvas painting of a lady in a black dress by Jean Antione Theodore Giroust (French, 1753-1817), signed center right "Giroust". Faint, mostly illegible inscription in French en verso that describes Giroust training. Contemporary giltwood frame. 10 1/4" x 8" sight, 14 3/8" x 12 1/4" framed. Provenance: Estate of A. Welling LaGrone Jr., Nashville, Tenn. Artist bio: Jean Antione Theodore Giroust began his career at age 17 studying in the studio of Joseph-Marie Vien with Jacques-Louis David. In 1775, when Vien became the Director of the French Academy in Rome, Giroust decided to continue his studies under Nicolas Bernard Lepicie. In 1778, Giroust won the Prix De Rome with his painting "The Indignation of David." Giroust skill eventually led to his presiding over the Paris Salon from 1788-1802. Following the French Revolution, Giroust declined in popularity. He eventually retired in the countryside. This painting, based on the style of dress, is a rare example of his work during his retirement period. (Other example of work at Dallas Museum of Art) Condition: Some scattered in-painting, especially to comb/hair area, some old repairs to canvas, restored and cleaned, scattered inclusion specks. Expected craquelure, blacklighting flouresces margins and signature area as well as around