(b. 1823, Bruxelles, d. 1906, Paris)
Oil on canvas, 65 x 52 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris
One of the most successful painters of modern life was an associate and acquaintance of the Impressionists proper, the Belgian artist Alfred Stevens. As early as 1871, Berthe Morisot said he would be earning over 100,000 francs that year with his graceful, delicately draughted and painted pictures.