More Information: Henriette Browne was the pseudonym for Mme Jules de Saux, née Sophie Boutellier (1829-1901). She specialised in genre scenes, especially Near-Eastern and religious subjects, as well as portraits. She also worked as an engraver. She started exhibiting at the Salon in Paris in 1853 and exhibited at the Royal Academy, London, between 1871 and 1879.
This painting is a fine example of Henriette Browne’s output as it combines a genre scene, a little girl distracted while doing her homework and a child portrait. The interest in everyday life and close observation of nature is characteristic of the French Realist movement emerged in the 1840s.
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Height: 74 cm canvas, Width: 92 cm canvas, Depth: 2 cm canvas, Height: 108 cm frame, Width: 127.8 cm frame, Depth: 12 cm frame
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