An Auburn Beauty
An Auburn Beauty by French Painter Emile Vernon (1872 – 1920); 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.
An alluring vintage art portrait of a young beauty sitting in front of a wall that is posed toward the viewer.
She is wearing a large satin red ribbon on the right side of her hair; and is wearing a sheer silk white dress that also flows over and around her right arm that is folded on to her lap.
Over her dress and across her chest from her left shoulder down to the right side of her waist is a pink sash, over which is a small bouquet of violet, red-orange-yellow flowers with leaves.
Then over these pieces of clothing she is wrapped in a dark blue garment that covers her left shoulder and arm and goes down around her waist.
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).