(b. 1837, Lille, d. 1917, Paris)

The Lady with the Glove

Oil on canvas, 228 x 164 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

This picture, painted in the traditional style of portrait painting of the day, depicts the painter's wife Pauline, dressed in unrelieved black. The Lady with the Glove reflects the sober tones of the wall and floor, relieved solely by the geometrical decorative frieze.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.