Women’s Harp (La Femme la Harpe). Alfred Stevens (Belgian, Romanticism, 1823-1906). Oil on panel.
The focus here, as in other Stevens’ paintings of the time, is on the fashionable lady (and patron) and the interior. The harp can hardly be seen.
During the 1860s, Stevens became an immensely successful painter, known for his paintings of elegant modern women. His exhibits at the Salons in Paris and Brussels attracted favorable critical attention and buyers.