« Portrait d'un professeur de lutte M. Auvray » - 19th century
This oil on canvas entitled « Portrait d'un professeur de lutte M. Auvray » (Portrait of a wrestling teacher M. Auvray), is attributed to a 19th century French school. The artist depicts a male individual, arms crossed, looking away. His muscular body occupies the whole width of the canvas. The painter was undoubtedly inspired by the character of Louis Cyr, a strong Franco-Canadian circus man.