Richard Hall (Pori Finland 1860 - Buenos Aires 1942)
Oil on canvas 21,8*18,1 inch (55,5*46 cm)
Signed, dated & inscribed 1881 r.m.
"A mon chères cousines de la part de leur cousin affecteux"
"Etude Paris" 1881 u.l.
Framed 26* 22,4 inch (66*57)
Richard Hall was a Finnish-born and made his career in France, United States and Argentina. Hall is best known of his portraits, but also painted other genres such as still life paintings, in particular, flower motifs, intimate and homely sceneries, and landscape. In 1902, the American businessman William Kissam Van der Bilt invited Hall to New York City. He painted members of the Van der Bilt family and other representatives of New York's upper class. In 1903 and 1907, Hall had an exhibition at the Knoedler Gallery in New York, and in 1904 and 1905 in Royal Academy in London. Hall visited the country regularly to meet his parents but had only exhibition in Helsinki at the House of Nobility in 1909.
In 1915, Hall emigrated to Argentina where he lived in Mar del Plata. Where Hall also worked as an illustrator for El Mundo among others. Hall died in Buenos Aires in 1942 at the age of 82. Hall's work is included in the collections of several museums in Sweden, France and Argentina. In his native country, Hall's works are included in the collections of the Finnish National Gallery, Pori Art Museum and the Turku Art Museum. This painting was painted in his French period. We like this work because of the emotions of the little girl can be felt.