The Artist's Mother (Portrait de la Mère de l'Artiste)

Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848-1884)


Oil on canvas

103 x 77 cms | 40 1/2 x 30 1/4 ins

Musée des Beaux-Arts Jules Chéret, Nice, France

Source: Crastre, Plate III, following p. 22

Here, the mother holds her wide-brimmed hat by its ribbons, sitting patiently and gladly for her son. François Crastre tells us she was devoted to him, delighting in his progress, and, later, accompanying him to Algeria in a futile bid to regain his health (see Crastre 41, 51, 67, and his commentary below).

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