(b. 1823, Bruxelles, d. 1906, Paris)

Pleasant Letter

Oil on canvas, 66 x 55 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

By 1857 Alfred Stevens had all but abandoned social and historical themes to concentrate on intimate scenes of fashionable women in fashionable interiors, a novel theme at the time.

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