The Cherry Girl by Adolphe Piot
The Cherry Girl by Adolphe Piot

The Cherry Girl

The Cherry Girl before c1910 by French Painter Adolphe Piot (1825 – 1910); known for his picturesque and elegant portraits of beautiful young women

A beautiful and warm looking portrait of a young girl wearing a red skirt, white blouse and blue vest, with a straw hat that has a large ribbon blowing in the wind on her head; sitting on what may be a boulder with a basket of cherries in her left hand that is resting on her lap on a white apron, while she holds two cherries in her right hand, smiling at the viewer.

The Cherry Girl is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.

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Étienne-Adolphe Piot was born in Digoin, Saône-et-Loire, France. He moved to Paris and studied under Léon Cogniet, and first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1850, so it is assumed that he was probably born in the mid 1820s.

In 1860 he was among the painters whose work was shown at the Exposition de Bourdeaux, and in 1864 when he was living in New York City, he exhibited a portrait at the National Academy of Design.

Up until 1876 Piot exhibited his artwork under the name of Adolphe Piot, after this he began to also use the names Adolphe-Étienne Piot and Étienne-Adolphe Piot on his artwork.

Piot was very successful commercially, taking advantage of the increasing demand for portraits from wealthy Parisians. During the Belle Époque every debutante had to have her portrait painted, and Piot was skilled in creating the captivating portraits young ladies sought.

Piot became a member of the Société des Artistes Français in 1883, and in 1890 received an honorable mention for the work he exhibited at the 1889 Exposition Universelle. His last Salon entry seems to have been submitted in 1909, a year before his death.

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