Young Beauty With Flowers by Gustave Jacquet
Young Beauty With Flowers by Gustave Jacquet

Young Beauty With Flowers

Young Beauty With Flowers c1896 by French Painter Gustave Jean Jacquet (1846 – 1909); a painter of genre scenes, portraits and watercolors.

The is a semi nude portrait of a young lady wrapped in a sheer white nad blue shawl around her back and a large bouquet of yellow, white, pink and green flowers covering her chest, standing against a deep red and black background with light illuminating her chest and head from her right and slightly below her head.

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.

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