Study of a Female Nude
Study of a Female Nude c1840 by French Painter Henri Lehmann (1814 – 1882); a painter of portraits, religious & historical scenes, allegorical & literary works and genre scenes.
This is a an eye catching study of a young woman in nude form, with the majority of her form fully painted, while the legs are not totally complete as we can just see the sketch lines.
This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available to buy as a canvas print online.
Information Below Derived From Wikipedia.org
Henri was born Heinrich Salem Lehmann in Germany on April 14, 1814 and was first tutored by his father Leo Lehmann (1782 – 1859) who was also a painter, then later by other painters in Hamburg.
When he was 17 years of age he decided to move to Paris, France to study under the French Painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780 – 1867) a Neoclassic and Orientalist artist; and became one of his most successful students and a close associate.
Henri first exhibited his artwork at the Salon in 1835, and was able to garner a second place medal, and from that point on would regularly exhibit his artwork; winning first prize medals in 1840, 1848 and 1855.
In 1842 Henri permanently settled in Paris and obtained commissions for creating large public works, which included the Church ofSte-Clothilde, the Palais de Justice, the Palais du Luxembourg and the Hôtel de Ville, as well as many others.
Four years later in 1846 he received the Légion d’honneur and the following year would become a French citizen; and in the same year opened his art studio.
Fourteen years later he was appointed to the position of instructor at the famous École des Beaux-Arts and by 1875 was appointed to the position of Professor.
Henri would also go on to paint portraits of well known figures of the time, including Italian Princess Cristina Trivulzio Belgiojoso (1808 – 1871), French Writer Marie-Henri Beyle (Stendhal 1783 – 1842), Polish Composer and Virtuoso Pianist Frédéric François Chopin (1810 – 1849), Hungarian Composer Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886), French Philosopher Victor Cousin (1792 – 1867), French Composer Charles Gounod (1818 – 1893) and many others.