STEVENS, Alfred (1823 - 1906)
Media: oil on canvas
Size: 21.6 x 17.2 cm
Acquired: 1963; Bequest; Margaret Davies
Accession Number: NMW A 2503
Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection
Alfred Stevens studied in his native Brussels and moved to Paris in 1844. During the Second Empire he established himself as a leading fashionable painter, specialising in well-dressed ladies in sumptuous interiors. This informal study of a model in a smock has a freeness reminiscent of Stevens's friend Manet. It was purchased by Margaret Davies in 1918.