Oil on canvas representing the wife of the painter Octave Denis Victor GUILLONNET naked in a garden, a shawl revealing her body, around 1920.
Born in 1872 in Paris, he is known as a painter of sports, a great decorator of national buildings and a set designer, portraitist and illustrator.
In 1886, he entered Lionel Royer's studio as an aprentice and exhibited his work at the Salon des artistes Français where he was awarded a second class medal in 1894 and a silver medal in 1900 for the monumental decoration he executed for the World's Fair.
His other teachers were Joseph Blanc and Fernand Cormon. He obtained the 3rd place at the Prix de Rome in 1891.
Original canvas and frame. An inscription "Mrs Guillonnet" in pencil on the back.