Portrait of a beautiful Andalusian woman smoking, a dish of pomegranates on an Ottoman pedestal table in the foreground, a vase filled with camellia flowers in the third plan.
A painter of genre and portraits, a pupil of his father, himself a painter of flowers and fruit, he made his debut at the 1866 Salon.
Museums: Rouen "The reading", Utrecht "Flowers", Gray "the brunette with the white cap".
G. SCHURR says of him: "Paul SAINT-JEAN shows in his portraits and small genre scenes, the quick stroke, the light and spiritual grace that the great amateurs of the 18th century appreciated in their chronicler painters. (the small Masters of painting, T 2, p.84)
Benezit, T 9, p.235
138x118 with a very nice frame.