Belle Epoque Beauty Reclining On A Settee
Belle Epoque Beauty Reclining On A Settee With Roses c1907 by French Painter Paul Antoine De La Boulaye (1849 – 1926); specialized in creating peasant genre scenes, religious inspired artwork, still life imagery, portraits and depictions of exotic women.
A beautiful and enchanting portrait of a young beauty in an off white and pink dress reclining on a settee or sofa that is in front of a silver fabric that is stretched across the back of the settee.
She is resting her right elbow on a large pillow, while her left hand is resting on her waist with white and red roses in her hand and on top of her wrist.
To her left is a bouquet of more roses that are sitting on a side table with a framed mirror behind them.
This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.
Information Below Derived From Wikipedia.org
Paul Antoine De La Boulaye who’s full name is Charles Antoine Paul Georgette du Buisson de La Boulaye was born in Bourg-en-Bresse France in 1849, to Eugène Georgette du Buisson de La Boulaye (1810 – 1888) and Adrienne de Graindorge d’Orgeville de Mesnil-Durand (1811 – 1859).
Paul mentored with the French Portrait Painter Léon-Joseph-Florentin Bonnat (1833 – 1922); and in 1873 Paul exhibited his religious painting David, Martyrdom, Adoration of the Shepherds at the Salon; a painting that resembles the style of Craravaggio. The kneeling Virgin appears dressed in white in a halo of white light with the Child Jesus.
As his career progressed he gradually shifted is artwork to images based on regional references starting with his work Au sermon, souvenir de la Bresse c1879 which was influenced by Bresse (a regions of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté of eastern France); as does his pieces The Baptism of the Orphan c1884, which shows a Bourbonnaise (was a historic province in the centre of France) influence.