Beauty Under The Orange Tree
Beauty Under The Orange Tree 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.
Is a turn of the century portrait of a charming young lady by the coast overlooking the ocean from her stone balcony as she stands underneath an orange tree that is full of oranges ready to be picked.
She has dark brown hair that is rapped by a cherry red ribbon at the top; she is wearing a white blouse and a gold colored dress that has a white rose tucked in the waistband.
In the background we can see a large cliff that is covered with green grass and some trees, with additional sun lit mountains in the distance as well as a blue sky with clouds that are illuminated by the setting sunlight and a blue ocean.
This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image which you can purchase as a canvas print online.
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).