After winning the prestigious Prix de Rome — narrowly beating Julien Dupre for the honor — Léon Comerre became a regular exhibitor at the Paris Salon. Comerre was a sought after portraitist for French politicians, celebrities, and European nobility, including Rosita Mauri, the same prima ballerina featured in Fin d'arabesque (1877) by Edgar Degas. This portrait of Jean Labaudy (1865-1943), captures the heiress of the Laubaudy Frères sugar refinery on the eve of her marriage to Count Edmond de Fels, a prominent historian and politician.
33 x 21 in.
Oil on Canvas