Peaceful Reading. Fernand Toussaint (Belgian, 1873-1956). Oil on panel.
According to Mario de Monchi, Toussaint was the “incontestable master of the grace and charm of the woman.” His classical artistic schooling in drawing gave his work a certain precision, but it was Toussaint’s travels and friendships that influenced his choice of palette and the tender sensuality with which he endowed the paintings he most loved creating, his portraits of women.
Vincenzo Galdi - Nu féminin,ca. 1900
Art by Henry Justice Ford.
Titania by Henry Meynell Rheam
Portrait of Actress Thea Seidat, c1930 (Will Burgdorf)