Girl To The Source, Jacqueline Paton-comerre

Important oil on canvas representing a girl with long, thick blond hair, sitting on the shore of a source. With her right hand  she covers her nakednesswith a white sheet, symbolizing her virginity.  She seems to be embarrassed, as she fixed the viewer. She is lost in her thought.
The stage is surrounded by lush vegetation,  symbol of renewal, youth and beauty of life.

Oil on canvas

Author: Jacqueline Paton-Comerre 1850 -1916

frame wood and  gilded with gold leaf.

Measurements: 61.32 inches (155 cm) x  61.32 inches (155 cm ).

Signed lower left: "Jacqueline Paton Comerre" .

Jacqueline Comerre-Paton was born in Paris on 1 May 1859. She is the wife of the academic painter Leon Comerre (1850-1916), Rome prize whose reputation for fashionable painters was quickly established in the year 1880. It was Alexandre Cabanel student. The workshop of the master was one of the most renowned of the capital and its central place in the art world explains the craze that pushed many young people to register. The choice of teacher was indeed crucial for students who could qualify as "student ...", and count on the support of his master for the competition, prices, admissions rooms. Teaching Cabanel was based in part on the accuracy of the drawing, which remains the base. Jacqueline Paton-Comerre will specialize in paintings of peasant girls to rest, often wearing an apron and a scarf that identifies their condition. It will remain faithful to the teaching of his master, ignoring the Impressionist avant-garde.

Biography: E. Bénézit critic and documentary Dictionaire painters, sculptors, designers and writers of all time and all countries. Ediz. Grund, Parigi, 1999.

The Museum d'Orsée in Paris keeps the pictures in his collection of Comerre family. (Click here)

Certificate of Authenticity and original
Certificate of Fine Arts in Florence
Payments customized.

Sergio Schina Antique Expert in Ancient Paintings


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