The Mirror by Pierre-Charles Comte
The Mirror by Pierre-Charles Comte

The Mirror

The Mirror by French Painter Pierre-Charles Comte (1823 – 1895); who was known for his genre and historic paintings.

This is a wonderful genre scene of a beautiful young lady of the renaissance sitting in a lavish high back wooden chair with gold face emblems placed around its frame and red velour upholstery held in place by gold nails.

She is seated by a wooden table fitted into an alcove, that is covered with a dark velour cloth that has gold tassels all around its perimeter and that is covered by a white embroidered clothe of square patters and embroidered arches along its perimeter.

On the table is a partially open yellow jewelry box and in front of that a clear glass vase filled with water that contains red, pink, white and yellow roses with there attached green leaves.

Beside the vase is a small circular patterned metal container with an inner red casing that is opened, with its top resting on it and a small mirror places in an ornamental gold frame, that is seated in a larger wood frame.

The young lady is dressed in a white blouse and blue velour skirt is looking into the mirror as she styles her hair, resting her feet on a large red velour floor billow which is situated underneath the table.

Completing the scene is a medieval mural to the young ladies left, that depicts three musicians playing brass instruments in a forest, as an individuals on horseback rides up behind them.

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

Info Below Derived From AskArt.com

Pierre was born on April 23,1823 in Lyon, France and studied under the French Painters Jean-Claude Bonnefond (1796 – 1860) and Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury (1797 – 1890); and demonstrated a talent for creating grand historic paintings which was so popular at the time in France; and was encouraged by his teachers to focus in this area of art.

However Pierre was also very gifted at creating intimate genre scenes the depicted the Medieval and Renaissance periods that captured the everyday activities of life, that many people could relate to, since it wasn’t much different then the way people were living at the time.

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