Portrait Of A Young Lady Playing Guitar
Portrait Of A Young Lady Playing Guitar by French Painter Gustave Jacquet (1846 – 1909); a French Academic Painter and a pupil of William-Adolphe Bouguereau
This is an elegant classical art portrait of a young lady sitting in a padded arm chair playing a fancy curved neck guitar.
She is wearing a black side cap on the right side of her brown hair while on the upper left side is situated a floral silver headpiece piece comprising to types of flower designs, one set being that of trumpet like looking plants and the other a flat flower.
She has silver earrings that seemed to be composed of many small spheres and a choker necklace that is composed of round pearls that are arranged as a set of 5 white pearls, separated by a black pearl, with a decorative black ribbon tied on at the back of her neck.
She is wearing a golden flamboyant dress of many layers and large colorful floral patterns and a white laced undergarment that can be seen along the low cut portion of the chest and protruding out from beneath the sleeves.
The guitar she is playing is a rich reddish-brown color and has black top border accented with rectangular white blocks that compliment the design on the neck of the guitar that terminated in a curved hook like top with a star at the tip.
The voice box at the center is a complimentary design as well as having other elements inserted inside of the musical instrument.
This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas print online.
The Below Information Is Derived From 19thcenturypaintings.com
Gustave was born in Paris, France on 1846 and was a pupil of the French Painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825 – 1905) of the Neoclassicism, Realism, Academic, Symbolism, Modern Art era; and never mentored with any other artist and being heavily influenced by him during the early part of his career.
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Gustave debut artwork was La Rêverie, an allegory piece presented to the Salon in 1865; then in 1866 presented small dimension paintings that depicted the life of 16th, 17th and 18th century life, as well as painting portraits of subjects in period costumes of the 16th century.
In 1875 Gustave was awarded a medal of excellence and 4 years later was made a Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur (Legion of Honor, formerly the Royal Order of the Legion of Honour); is the highest French order of merit, both military and civil. Established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte.