Marie-François Firmin-Girard (1838-1921): Godmother's

Marie-François Firmin-Girard (1838-1921): Godmother's

6/28/2021, 5:34:32 PM
Marie-François Firmin-Girard (1838-1921): Godmother's Garden, 1875, oil on canvas, 101.6 x 69.2 Firmin-Girard seemed particularly fond of autumn landscapes, and in the present work contrasts the soft yellow-oranges of fallen leaves and the purple-brown of the landscape with the vibrant, final blooms of the garden. Capturing the chilly season invites the artist to paint, with fine detail, the rich textures in the subjects' costumes: crushed velvet, kid-leather gloves, and fur muff. Works like 'Godmother's Garden' further established the artist's reputation for creating elaborately detailed scenes of life during the Belle Époque.

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