The Love Letter. Gabriel Joseph Marie Augustin Ferrier (French, 1847-1914). Oil on canvas.
Ferrier was a painter of genre scenes, portraits, and still-life. His masters were Pills, Lecoq, de Boisbaudran and Hebert. His works show serenity. He exhibited in 1869 at the Salon de Paris. In 1872 he was awarded with the Prix de Rome.