June 24th, 2017

Felix Bracquemond, La Terrasse, 1876

Another picture from my personal collection. A large etching by Bracquemond which shows his wife Marie painting her sister, Louise Quiveron, on the terrace of their house at Sevres. A good article about Bracquemond as an etcher and this etching specifically here:
Incidentally, it nails some misconceptions about Bracquemond's attitude toward his wife's artistic endeavours (which can be found in classic form in the appalling Wikipedia article about her).

A detail, showing the sitter's dress in the sunlight.


An etching by Marie showing herself in Spanish guise.
A waterclour by Marie of a terrace garden, presumably at the Bracquemond's house where the etching was made.