Young woman with bouquet of roses in a park, dated 1874.
Oil on canvas, signed and dated lower left.
Dimensions: 72 x 45 cm, 93 x 69 cm with frame.
The painter depicts a young woman whom he represents on foot. Pensive, she looks down and lingers on one of the roses of the bouquet she just picked. His toilet is neat. The painter magnifies the fabrics and makes satin, veiling, lace and ribbons papable. He creates a colorful harmony, and declines a soft palette, in pastel tones. The girl mixes with what surrounds her, the blue and the pink of her dress echo her environment. The touch of the painter is licked, he plays on the glazes of the canvas to enhance the brilliance of his subject.
The painter was a student of Léon Gérôme, Gleyre and Henner. He begins at the Salon of 1868. His paintings range from portraits of aristocrats to women's nude studies (mythological subject, see "Echo", 1875) through portraits of children, still lifes ("Butterflies and Flowers"). , 1869) and historical subjects ("1880!", 1880).
Human nature interests him, he specializes in genre painting.
. "Explanations of the works of painting, sculpture, architecture, engraving and lithography of living artists exhibited at the Palais des Champs-Elysees on May 1, 1888", Paris, ed. Paul Dupont, 1888, p. 193/1875, p. 256/1869, p. 308/1880, p. 381.
Museums: Private collection, Paris.