Le Jardin de la Marraine by Marie Firmin-Girard



Title

Le Jardin de la Marraine

Artist

Marie Firmin-Girard

Ref GM3834
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 16" x 24" (40 x 60 cm)
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Description  
Firmin-Girard's compositions had been known in wealthy American circles since at least 1876. Works like Le jardin de la marraine further established the artist's reputation for creating elaborately detailed scenes of life during the Belle Époque. In his oeuvre, 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 Firmin-Girard to paint, with fine detail, the rich textures in the subjects' costumes: crushed velvet, kid-leather gloves, and fur muff.