Young Lady With Blue Bow
Young Lady With Blue Bow by French Painter Hugues Merle (1822 – 1881); who specialized in paintings that depicted sentimental heart warming scenes and moral subject matter. His work is often compared to that of French Painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau; which you can also find in the Xzendor7 Classical Art Shop.
This is an adorable and enchanting portrait of a young lady that has a blue ribbon tied in her auburn to reddish colored hair.
She is wearing a purple dress with a white border with a closed pink rose and to rose buds fitted to the front of her dress with a sheer white scarf that is draped over her shoulders and tied at the front.
This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available for sale online as a rolled print.
The Below Information Is Derived From Wikipedia.org and Rehs.com
Hugues Merle was born in 1822 or 1823 in La Sône, France and around the age of 21 arrived in Paris, France where he studied painting under the French Historical and Portrait Painter Léon Cogniet (1794 – 1880).
Though little is known of Hugues early life it is assumed that he received some degree of art education before he arrived in Paris in 1843; because he began exhibiting at the Paris Salon in 1847 with his piece Portrait de L’auteur and in 1848 he exhibited the piece Légende des Willis.
As time went on Hugues reputation as a portraitist grew substantially during the 1850s; and as a successful and prominent painter he was able to attract serious art lovers that were looking to build their art collections.
One of these early collectors of art was th 4th Marquess of Hertford, Richard Seymour-Conway (1800-1870); who purchased his salon submission Reading the Bible in 1859.
During the 1860s, Huges client list of collectors included not only individuals from the European continent, but also American collectors, such as William Walters of Baltimore who commissioned The Scarlet Letter.