Amazing painting painted and signed by Pierre Joseph Mousset from the 3rd quarter of the 19th century. The painting was exhibited at the Salon de la painting de Paris of 1885, under the number 1828 "titled" Charmeuse "
The frame and dimenions incredible (190cmX103cm frame and 240cmX153cm with frame) of this painting makes it a major work of the painter
Provenance: Acquired from the family of the artist
Pierre Joseph Mousset (Paris 1850 - Saint Mandé 1894) Born in Paris in a large family, PJ Mousset never stopped training in the world of arts, although not following any artistic movement, he attended the workshops of the great masters Cabanel, William Bouguereau, Alfred Roll and Edouard Manet who will reveal a new vision of painting 1860, the split between two visions of painting forces painters to take a stand between the current Academic and the new generation led by Edouard Manet Pierre Mousset active actor in the world of Parisian painting, participating in the social life of the big Parisian parties where poets, composite urs, and painters synonymous "of the beautiful era"; it was here that he met his future wife, the daughter of composer Jacques Offenbach. (We also find Jacques Offenbach in the composition "Music Tuileries" by Edouard Manet.) His participation in the salons of paintings were regularly successful by many awards: 1876, 1878, 1883 and 1885. died prematurely in 1894 when his work was enriched with success, his works remained in the family until today. Our painting of a young woman lying can not leave the visitor insensitive to its charms, the use of warm colors intensifies the softness and the freshness of its half-bare skin, Pierre Mousset with modesty offers a masterpiece imprinted with the state the spirit of the belle époque, we find the very famous female model of the epoch in the paintings of great painters such as William Bouguereau.