Portrait of a Maid by Eugenie Marie Salanson


A pioneer in art, Eugénie Alexandrine Marie Salanson was the daughter of a provincial tariff collector, who, through talent and hard work was able to study with some of the most admired artists of the era despite women not being allowed to study at official French schools. Salanson found training at the Académie Julian as a pupil of William Adlophe Bouguereau. As a private student of the prestigious academic painter Léon Cogniet, Salanson painted his portrait which was shown at the Paris Salon. 

Oil on canvas

45 X 30