The Pulpit of the Cathedral of Saint-André in Bordeaux
Giovanni Boldini, Italian, 1842 - 1931
Boldini was a society painter who was trained in Florence but worked mainly in London and Paris. His bravura style and facility with a likeness established his reputation in portraiture. The pulpit that is the subject of this "portrait" is itself a work of art, made by an eighteenth-century Bordeaux craftsman of carved mahogany with inset panels of red marble.