DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 18 x 22 ins 45.7 x 55.9 cms
SIGNATURE: Signed lower right
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas

This painting is a beautiful portrait of the artist’s wife depicted within the calm atmosphere of a landscape setting. He married Marie-Charlotte Barbaroux, a young and talented pastellist in 1881, after meeting her at the École des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse. Martin would often use his wife as a model for individual portraits as well as painting other subjects. Here she is almost portrayed as an allegorical feminine vision, with the use of light colours and flowers stitched to her clothing and around her head.