Woman With The Tiger c~ by French Painter Francois Martin-Kavel (1861 – 1931); was a portrait artist special in delicate women’s genre scenes.
Portrait of a beautiful women laying in a bed a top a tiger skin rug with head.
This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.
Information Below Courtesy Artnet.com
François Martin-Kavel was a French genre painter. Best known for his idealized portraits of women, his work often depicts them in exotic costumes or in titillating states of undress.
Martin-Kavel notably often painted his figures in centered compositions surrounded by dark fabric backgrounds, theatrically lit as though by spotlight. In addition to his popular portraits, he was also known for his still life floral artwork and landscape paintings.
Born on May 25, 1846, Martin-Kavel was a regular exhibitor at the Salon des Artistes Français. As a member of the salon, he was awarded a medal for his work in 1881. The artist died in 1909.