A young lady reclining on a chaise longue


A young lady reclining on a chaise longue

1845 to 1928 France

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Madeline Lemaire was a painter in watercolour and oils of still-lives, genre scenes and portraits. Highly regarded in her time as a famous aquarellist, she was referred to in the chapter on her in the 1897 edition of Lucile as ‘the most gracious and fascinating of women and a most brilliant star in the artistic world of Paris’. She was a pupil of Jeanne Mathilde and Jules Chaplin and made her debut in the Paris Salon in 1864. She was to exhibit throughout her life, winning awards in 1877 and 1900, including a silver medal at the Exposition Universelle.

Lemaire was a great hostess of the Belle-Epoque period and entertained many artistic figures of that time. These included her friend Marcel Proust whose book Les Plaisirs et les Jours she illustrated. She enjoyed enormous success during her lifetime and received the Legion of Honour in 1906 and was a member of the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts which rarely recognized women artists. Today her work can be found in a number of French museums, including Toulouse, Dieppe, Mulhouse and Rheims.
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Private Collection France
Height 33.50 cm (13.19 inches)
Width 46.50 cm (18.31 inches)
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Watercolour on paper
M. Jeanne Lemaire
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