At Play by Emile Vernon
At Play by Émile Vernon

At Play

At Play by French Painter Emile 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.

This is a beautiful and heart warming classic vintage painting of a young lady sitting at a small table with a white bonnet with ruffles along its edge and black dots and circles along its perimeter with off pink ribbon straps on her head and wearing an off pink dress with blue-grey vertical stripes and a white blouse underneath.

She has her face lightly resting on the hand of her upright folded left arm, and she is wearing a blue turquoise gemstone silver ring on her the fourth finger of her left hand.

By her left elbow is a ball of red yarn with a crochet needle sticking out from it; while in her right hand of upright folded arm she holds a string from the ball of yarn that is tied to a piece of paper, that a brown, black and white kitten with a green ribbon wrapped around its neck is playing with.

On the wall behind her to her right is a framed portrait of a man, that may be a soldier, with a branch of pink flowers tucked behind the side of the frame; and in the room beyond the wall we can see a bureau that has resting on it a slim blue vase, as well as a shorter but wider black vase that contains red and blue flowers; and above that a large hanging mirror on the wall with the upper portion tilted forward.

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 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).

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