Antoine Calbet (1860 - 1944) Portrait of a young woman. Sight size: 8.75 x 6 inches. Oil on panel. Depicting a young woman looking over her should, Signed upper right.
Antoine Calbet, a student of Alexandre Cabanel, was highly regarded as painter and illustrator of nudes and genre scenes. His subject matter and treatment of the human figure reflect an eighteenth century, Rococo influence, often including naturalistic, pastoral scenes depicted in a manner exuding lightness, elegance, and decorative charm.
Beginning in 1880, Calbet exhibited regularly at the Salon des Artistes Fran?ais, eventually becoming a member, and earning medals in 1891, 1892, 1893, and 1900.
Calbet provided numerous illustrations, notably: Aphrodite by P. Louys, Madame Neigeon by E. Zola, and Le Jardub de Berenice by M. Barres.