The Muse (1895). Gabriel de Cool (French, b.1854). Oil on canvas.
De Cool was the son of painter Delphine Arnould de Cool and studied under Cabanel. He became an exhibiting member of the Salon des Artistes Francaises in 1897. He was awarded the Medaille de Troisieme Classe in 1908. He showed an adherence to the “symbolist” movement of the early 20th century. Listed in Benezit and Gerlad Schurr’s “Les Petits Maitres de la Peinture 1820-1920”