Elegant Lady with Music Score. Fernand Toussaint (Belgian, 1873-1955).
Toussaint studied at the Brussels Academy under Portaels.
His admiration of impressionism, coupled with his respect for the traditional 18th century French and English portraitists combine to give his work a very distinctive style. He was known for the depiction of feminine beauty, grace, and charm, with a delicate touch and warm hues from the palette.