The painting is altogether in good condition bearing usual signs of age. The canvas shows minor pressure marks along the underlying wooden stretcher bars. It is unevenly stretched and therefore undulates slightly. The surface occasionally with craquelure. In the area of the hairdresser a repaired tear. The frame with minor blemish to one transverse side, apart from that in very good condition.
Jean Veber (1868-1928)
Veber was born in Paris as son of the gifted illustrator Eugène Veber and later became student of Théodore Maillot and Alexandre Cabanel. He made his debut in 1890 and until 1898 regularly presented his works at the salon of the Soicété des Artistes Français, since 1899 at the Salon des Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. (nlu)