Antoine-Auguste-Ernest Hebert, 1817-1909
Oil on canvas
According to Jean Casson, the artist "strove during his whole career to conjure up the sylphs, the concubines, and the Ophelias, all sorts of wistful and discouraged female figres in a lyrical and passionate atmosphere" (85).
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Casson, Jean. The Concise Encyclopedia of Symbolism. Secaucus, N. J.: Chartwell Books, 1979.
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