Woman Reading (c.1900). François Martin-Kavel (French, 1861-1931). Oil on canvas.
Martin-Kavel was a painter of figures, nudes, landscapes, still lifes and flowers.
He was a regular exhibitor at the Salon des Artistes Français, of which he was a Member and was awarded a medal for his work in 1881.
This is a fine example of Martin-Kavel’s elegant pseudo-portraits of idealized women which made his reputation.