TechniqueOil on canvas
Dimensions128 cm x 95 cm
SignatureSigned and dated
Proof(s) of authenticitySigned and dated "Louis Ridel 1899"
State of conservationVery good
This portrait of a pensive woman in this warm interior is undoubtedly one of the major works of the French symbolist Louis Marie Joseph Ridel. This painting is an intimate part of his artistic production. The artist painted this canvas with accuracy and virtuosity. A very soft light emanates from it, he has taken care of every detail, in particular to represent the green dress and its drapes as well as the orange flowers on the left.
The contrast caused by the marriage between the colours of the background and the colours of the dress and the armchair brings magic to this large format work. This relationship between the colours imagined by the artist, brings a spectacular presence to this pensive woman.
French private collection
E. Bénézit, "Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs", Paris 1999, Vol. 11, p. 684.