Edmond-François Aman-Jean (1858-1936), Venezia Bella, Regina del Mare, 1893. Oil on canvas. 120.5 x 157 cm. Paris, Musée d’Orsay.
[Photo: Wildenstein & Co, Inc.]

Source: The Art Tribune, ‘The Wildenstein Gallery donates two paintings to the Musée d’Orsay’ – http://bit.ly/136lgcl

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“Aman-Jean established his reputation primarily for his portraits, especially of female subjects; he was also noted for his murals in public and official buildings, including the Sorbonne . Like many French artists of his generation, Aman-Jean was influenced by the new perspectives on Japanese art current in Paris in his day and more unusually, he developed an interest in the Pre-Raphaelite artists in England that led the critic Camille Mauclair to identify him as an heir to the English Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood….”

Source: Whitford Fine Art – http://www.whitfordfineart.com/artist/biography/203/edmond_aman_jean

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