Everything is made up of details in this painting, the decor, the laid table, the footstool, the little dog, the folds of the tablecloth…the feeling that everything will come to life. Elegantly dressed figures. It’s all about elegance
In an original giltwood frame
Signed lower left M COSSMANN
Refined and luminous painting
For memory :
Hermann Maurice Cossmann (1821-1890) is a Franco-German painter and engraver of Prussian origin, who spent a large part of his career in France
Hermann Moritz Cossmann was born to French parents in July 1821 in Berlin, a city in which he took private lessons from 1842 with the painter Johann Samuel Otto (1798-1878). He then joined the Königlich Preußischen Akademie der Künste, where he exhibited regularly until 1852.
During this interval, he moved to Paris to follow the courses of Eugène Lepoittevin and practice lithography. In France, he participated in the Salon from 18451 until 1885. At the beginning, he showed French audiences painted portraits and studies.
He lives in the Montmartre district. Then, he exhibits paintings inspired by popular classical literature. Under the Second Empire, he moved to the Madeleine district then settled in rue Saint-Georges, and launched into the production of genre scenes by signing « Maurice Cossmann ». Naturalized French before 1859, he continued to exhibit at the Paris Salon even after the war of 18702.
Died in September 1890 in Paris, he had married Laure Quesney, a piano teacher; the couple had a son, who became the paleontologist Maurice Cossmann
Size: W 56 H 46