Will It Be Fine
Will It Be Fine c1896 by French Painter Gustave Jean Jacquet (1846 – 1909); a painter of genre scenes, portraits and watercolors.
This is a beautiful portrait of a young lady leaning on the railing of a grey marble balcony with grey-green balusters or decorative post.
She is wearing an orange yellow hat that is embroidered with a floral motif and is accented with a matching ribbon on the left side, which compliment the flowers she has in her hair.
Around her neck she has a lace scarf, and she is wearing a low cut yellow gold dress that has a white ruffle lining along the chest and that extends to the sleeves.
Her hands are placed in a muff that is beautifully decorated with embroidered fruits, flowers and birds; and beside that is a closed hand fan that has three pink roses attached to it.
Lastly to her far left is a brown satin or possible silk cape that is draped over the balcony railing.
This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.
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.
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.