Young Painter (1904-1905). Henri Lebasque (French, post-impressionism, 1865–1937). Oil on canvas.
Lebasque participated in the initial Salon d’Automne, an annual art exhibition held in Paris since 1903. The aim of the salon was to encourage the development of the fine arts, to serve as an outlet for young artists, and to be a platform to broaden the dissemination of Impressionism and its extensions to a popular audience.