Captivated (1875). Adolphe Alexandre Lesrel (French, 1839-1929).
Lesrel was greatly influenced by Meissonier, adopting his highly detailed and finished style. Costume, gowns, objets d’art, furniture, all were researched to ensure the historical accuracy of his work.
Lesrel exhibited at the Societaire des Artistes Francais in 1885, and in 1889 received an honorable mention. In 1890 he became an Associate of the Salon Nationale des Beaux Arts. Lesrel’s historical scenes, an idealized and romantic interpretation, found a ready market.