La Volupté (Voluptuousness) c~ by French Painter Madeleine-Jeanne Lemaire (1845 – 1928); who’s specialty was composing genre artwork and floral compositions.
La Volupté is a portrait of a beautiful voluptuous nude young lady lying in a lavish bed with a string of pearls across her chest that her hands are holding while she smiles at the viewer, with a sheer pink cloth draped over her mid section, and a complimenting red ribbon in her hair.
Behind hanging from the wall are very large aqua blue drapes drapes with what appear to be strings of pink and red-white roses that are hanging from the wall and laying on the drapes, flowing on to the bed that is covered in lighter aqua blue sheets and a large matching pillow.
At the foot of the bed, there is an extravagant assortment of garments that are resting on armchair that include a reddish-pink gown, golden vest, purple shawl and a long red cone hat.
While at the head of the bed is a night table that has a hand fan, powder puff, feathers, jewelry box with pearls and a vase with flowers on top of it and a pair of shoes on the bottom portion of the table.
This is one of two images Madeleine-Jeanne Lemaire created; the other being Le Sommeil de Manon c1906 which is also in this collection and I’m assuming that this piece may have been painted in the same year or very close to the same time frame.
Both of these pieces are stunning works of feminine grace and sensuality; and a marvel to view.
This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available for purchase online as a canvas print and other products.