Girl with a Poppy by Emile Vernon
Girl with a Poppy by Emile Vernon

Girl with a Poppy

Girl with a Poppy 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.

This is a wonderful idyllic portrait of a beautiful young lady sitting on a marble bench in a garden wearing a very sheer and flimsy white silk blouse and red skirt with blue embroidered flowers and gold star accents.

She has poppy flowers in her hair on both sides of her head while support the right side of her head with her folded arm on the high ledge of the bench; and holding a collection of poppy flowers in her left hand that is resting on her left leg that is folded over her right leg.

In the background we can see very large trees to her right and just behind her, as well a river in the distance bound by a very large forest and a beautiful of blue, white, pink and orange hues.

This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.

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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