READY FOR THE FANCY DRESS BALL
Oil on canvas: 54.8 x 31.8 cm / 21.6 x 12.5 ins
Signed and dated '1854' lower right
Painter of genre scenes, portraits, interiors and landscapes; engraver and draughtsman.
Auguste Toulmouche was a pupil of Charles Gleyre. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1848, receiving an honourable mention in 1848, a bronze medal in 1852, a silver in 1861 and a further bronze at the 1878 Exposition Universelle. He was made Chevalier in the Légion d’Honneur in 1870.
Toulmouche mainly painted genre compositions and society interiors.
Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) 1829 - Paris 1890
Beaufort - Béziers - Nantes - New York - Saint Louis
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 13, p. 1105-1106.