Signed lower right. Framed under glass.
Dimensions with frame: 58 x 44 cm.
Henri Ottmann (genre painter, still life and French landscape painter 1877-1927): Delicate colorist with expression full of sensitivity, marked by the art of Renoir, he began at the Salon de la Libre Esthétique in Brussels in 1904. He participated in the Salon des Indépendants in 1905 where his works are always noticed. He also appeared at the Salon d'Automne, the Nationale des Beaux-Arts and the Salon des Tuileries.
Dead in a car accident, he leaves behind an unfinished work which wanted to offer a very modern form of vast compositions borrowed from contemporary life. At its beginnings, it knew an intense misery pushing it to produce works accessible to the amateurs, vigorous still lifes but without any audacity of invoice. As soon as he gained sufficient notoriety, he refined his style with a simple drawing and chromatic palette. He was more concerned with sensual sweetness than severity. It is in the female nude that Ottmann expresses himself most perfectly. One of his last major works, La Toilette, suggests what could have been the paintings of his full maturity.
Museums: Museum of Modern Art of the city of Paris, Nantes, Rouen.