A Sweet Glance
A Sweet Glance by French Painter Émile Vernon (1872 – 1919); who specialized in painting watercolors, with his main subject being women and children in bright and colorful rural settings. He trained under William Bouguereau and Auguste Trouphème in the School of Fine Arts in Paris France.
A Sweet Glance is a beautiful idealized vintage art portrait of an attractive young woman with auburn colored her sitting on an octagonal wooden bench painted in blue that has been built around a tree within a lush garden.
She is wearing a green ribbon in her hair with the same ribbons attached to the shoulders of her blue dress and a very large one that is tied around her just below her breast line.
On the v neck of her dress she is wearing a white rose and there is a similar rose resting on her dress that is on the bench. She is also wearing white arms length gloves, with one her left hand having a solid gold bracelet and her right hand has a chain link bracelet.
Her hands are resting on an open book that rest on her lap; and the lush greenery with trees and planets completes the image.
A Sweet Glance is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that can be purchased online as a canvas print.
Info Below From Galerie Ary Jan
Émile Vernon was a student at the Fine Arts school in Tours where he won the first prize for drawing in 1888; afterwards he was then mentored by William Bouguereau and Auguste Truphème.
Then in 1898 he participated in the Tours exhibition of Fine Arts and Decorative Arts and later that year, in the French Artists Exhibition and regularly exhibited hie work there from 1898 to 1913; presenting portraits, landscapes, scenes from Brittany, still life bouquets that he painted in watercolor, as well as feminine figures, which later became is specialty.
Émile excelled in his paintings of softly lighted, adorable figures of children and elegant young women, with whom he often associated a pet such as a cat, dog or bird, and adorned his images with garlands or bouquets of flowers, throughout his career; but he was also a very versatile artist that could paint with rigor and power as in his works the portrait of Madame Vernon and Sous la Lampe (Under the lamp).