CABAILLOT- LASSALLE Camille Léopold
IL M’AIME, IL NE M’AIME PAS
Oil on canvas: 82 x 116 cm / 32.3 x 45.6 in
Signed and dated '1878' lower left
Painter of genre scenes.
Son of Louis Simon Cabaillot, Camille Léopold studied first under his father and then under Pierre Edouard Frère, famous for his representations of daily life. Representations of domestic life were extremely popular in Europe and the United States of America in the second half of the 19th century. This genre, established by 17th-century Dutch painters, was continued by artists such as Gustave Caillebotte, Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt. Cabaillot-Lassalle falls within this tradition.
He received medals at the Salon in 1851, 1852 and 1853, as well as the Légion d’Honneur at the 1855 Exposition Universelle. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1864 till 1889.
Cabaillot-Lassalle’s paintings are often considered to be real masterpieces, executed with precision and harmony of colour.
His painting “The Young Mother” was exhibited at the 1886 Salon and his “Crossing of the Marne” at the 1887 Salon.
Paris 1839 - 1888
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 496.