Portrait of Charles Frederick Worth, 1893
Signed E Friant and dated 93 (ll)
Oil on canvas
89 1/4 x 48 3/4 inches (226.7 x 123.8 cm)
de Marly, Diana, Worth: Father of Haute Couture, London: Elm Tree Books, 1980, pl. 101, p. 207.
The portrait was painted when Worth was age 67. Oral history attributes ownership at one time to the designer Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel, who purportedly had it in her Paris apartment.
This painting is being offered by a descendent of Charles Frederick Worth.
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