A Pensive Moment by Gustave Jean Jacquet
A Pensive Moment by Gustave Jean Jacquet

A Pensive Moment

A Pensive Moment by French Painter Gustave Jean Jacquet (1846 – 1909); a French Academic Painter and a pupil of William-Adolphe Bouguereau

This is a beautiful portrait of a young lady sitting in a red cushioned chair with a white wood frame in deep thought.

She is resting her head on her left hand with her folded left arm resting on a beautifully decorated satin pillow with floral designs that itself is resting on a table that matches the chair in design with a pocket watch resting on it; and that has on its lower shelf two red and white roses.

She has rolled scarf wrapped around her brown hair as well as another gold cloth fitted to the front and flowers adorning her hair on the front and right side.

She is wearing a gold and red corset, a red, white, yellow striped jacket with floral designs on the white areas, a black choker around her neck, a white floral scarf tied at the front of her chest, a cloth bracelet with a silver piece on the top and green full length skirt.

To her left is a large red drape, and behind is a darkened entry way that has gold cover paneling along the wall with a matching brown and gold drape; and to the right of that a white floral vase sitting on a ornamental shelf.

This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas print online.

The Below Information Is Derived From 19thcenturypaintings.com

Gustave was born in Paris, France on 1846 and was a pupil of the French Painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825 – 1905) of the Neoclassicism, Realism, Academic, Symbolism, Modern Art era; and never mentored with any other artist and being heavily influenced by him during the early part of his career.

Gustave debut artwork was La Rêverie, an allegory piece presented to the Salon in 1865; then in 1866 presented small dimension paintings that depicted the life of 16th, 17th and 18th century life, as well as painting portraits of subjects in period costumes of the 16th century.

In 1875 Gustave was awarded a medal of excellence and 4 years later was made a Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur (Legion of Honor, formerly the Royal Order of the Legion of Honour); is the highest French order of merit, both military and civil. Established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte.

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