La leçon de dessin. Charles Baugniet (Belgian, 1814–1886). Oil on panel.
Baugniet is admired for his elegant portrayals of upper-class ladies in sumptuously decorated interiors. These rich interior scenes are among the most sought after works in his oeuvre. In the present work, great attention is paid to rendering the meticulous details of the interior from the sculpture on its column to the fine fabrics of the ladies’ dresses.