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Mother with her Young Daughter by Gustave Léonard de Jonghe
Mother with her Young Daughter by Gustave Léonard de Jonghe

Mother with her Young Daughter

Mother with her Young Daughter by Flemish (Belgium) Painter Gustave Léonard de Jonghe (1829 – 1893); known for his historical, religious and glamorous portraits of women in richly decorated interiors.

This is a wonder genre scene of a mother and her young daughter enjoying each others company in the drawing room their home.

The mother is seated on a red couch dressed in a white bell shaped dress with a linen top, under which she is wearing a white blouse, with blue sash around her waist the matches the blue ribbon tied around her hair.

Her daughter that is partially lying on the couch is wearing a white blouse, a tan skirt, white socks and blue shoes and is fanning herself with a small collapsible hand fan.

In front of them is a wooden embroidery stand with a stretched canvas that has a work in progress on it, along with blue, orange, teal and brown yarn on the top of the instrument.

The room has a decorative rug on it and a small yarn basket on the floor; which the walls are inlaid with large frescoes on each side.

This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas print online.

Information Below Derived from Wikipedia.org

Gustave was born to the well known Belgian landscape painter Jan Baptiste de Jonghe (1785 – 1844) on February 4, 1829 in Kortrijk, Belgium; from whom he received his early art lessons.

He then continued is art studies at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Belgium, where one of his teachers, François-Joseph Navez (1787 – 1869) was the leading Belgian painter of the time.

He was also mentored mentored by the prominent Belgian historical portrait painter Louis Gallait (1810 – 1887), with whom he was friend.

In 1844 when Gustave was 15, hi father passed away, at which time his native city granted him a scholarship to continue his studies; and at the age of 19, in 1848 he exhibited his work at the Brussels Salon.

Then sometime in the 1850s Gustave, moved to Paris, France where he began exhibiting at the Paris Salons; becoming well known for his depiction of elegant women and group portraits of the Bourgeoisie.

Gustave artistic career gradually came to an end after suffering from a cerebral hemorrhage that led to the onset of blindness, marking the end of a brilliant career.

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