(b. 1868, Lille, d. 1941, Paris)

Madeleine in the Forest of Love

Oil on canvas, 137 x 164 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Madeleine is the painter's sister. She is depicted with open eyes dreaming in the Forest of Love, a little copse in which the artist frequently painted. Stretched out full length she is lying under the trees, her pose being reminiscent of medieval grave sculptures.

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