A Summer Rose by François Martin-Kavel
A Summer Rose by François Martin-Kavel

A Summer Rose

A Summer Rose by French Painter Francois Martin-Kavel (1861 – 1931); was a portrait artist special in delicate women’s genre scenes.

This is a portrait a stunningly beautiful young lady wearing a blue silk dress posing in a forest landscape.

She has a light blue ribbon tied around the upper portion of her hair and she is holding a small bouquet of pink roses between her folded right arm and her chest; with her right hand lightly touching the right side of her cheek and the fingers of her left hand resting against her right palm.

In the background we can see small wooden fence that lines the bank of the pond, a large tree off her left side; and behind her in the distance a multitude of trees that open up to a building of some sort, as well as the water of the pond that is reflecting the warm colors of the dusk sky as evening approaches.

I also created a more elaborate frame border version that can be seen at my xzendor7.pictorem.com account.

This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.

Use this link to purchase the Ornament Assets used to create the frame in this piece; the bundle includes 400 elements of beautifully designed ornaments.

Info Below Derived From Artnet.com

François Martin-Kavel was a French genre painter who is best known for his idealized portraits of beautiful young women, which he often depicted in exotic costumes or in titillating states of undress.

Martin-Kavel notably often painted his female portraits in centered compositions that were surrounded by dark fabric backgrounds, and theatrically lit as though by spotlight shining on the model.

Even though François his known for his popular female figure portraits, he was also well known for his still life floral artwork and landscape paintings; and was a regular exhibitor at the Salon des Artistes Français.

As a member of the salon, he was awarded a medal for his artistic contributions in 1881.

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