Lionel Noel Royer (France, 1852-1926) Oil on canvas painting of a woman feeding a child in a lush landscape. Signed lower right. Christie's label verso. Sight Size: 17.75 x 21 in. Overall Size: 25.5 x 28.25 in. He studied with Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889) and William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905). In Le Mans, he painted a Christ on the Cross for the cathedral and Germanicus Paying Lost Honours to Varus for the Town Hall. He exhibited at the Salon of 1874, where he won a second-class medal in 1896, and at the Salon des Artistes Francais, of which he was awarded the Hors concours. In 2001, he was represented in the exhibition Peintres et la Sarthe (Painters and the Sarthe Region), held in Le Mans at the Musee de la Reine Berangere (19th century) and the Abbaye de l'Epau (20th century).