Oil on panel (35.5 x 26.5 cm)
Dimensions with frame (56.5 x 48.5 cm)
This pretty Parisian dressed to go out, a garnet coat, a shoulder-gray, a pink scarf, wearing a flower hat seems to monitor the time for an appointment.
The artist describes this scene with the eye of the miniaturist.
The refinement of the clothes, the harmony of the colors, the detail of decorative objects such as the Napoleon III clock, the framed drawing of the eighteenth century on the wall highlights the great skill of the artist.
Painter of genre and portraits and miniaturist, Louis, Edmond Pomey complete artist is also a poet, a lyricist and a translator.
He studied with Ch.Gleyre, Ch.Vallet, T.M.Lobrichon and F.Willems.
From 1867, he exhibited regularly at the Salon and obtained in 1899 a medal for the work "The feast of the grandmother" now in the collection Baron Martin Gray Museum. Another painting entitled "Simplicity" is in the Jules Chéret Museum of Fine Arts in Nice.
He was the friend of Pauline Viardot (a mezzo-soprano and composer of the nineteenth century in France).
L.Pomey wrote poems for the vocal versions of twelve mazurkas by Frederic Chopin. He also wrote Franz Schubert's lyrics for The Trout.
He was the teacher of his daughter Thérèse Pomey Ballue, genre painter and miniaturist.
Bibliography: Schurr "The Little Masters of Painting"
Museums: Nice, Gray, Museums USA.