Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a Creative Woman–Inside the Life of the Artist




Louise Catherine Breslau, Self-Portrait Holding a Dog, 1891, oil on mahogany wood, Strasbourg Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, Strasbourg, France


Swiss artist Louise Catherine Breslau (1856-1927) spent most of her artistic career in Paris, achieving a reputation for her creativity and skill, particularly in portraiture as well as genre scenes.  Among her colleagues was Edgar Degas. In The Toilette, Breslau depicts her model and companion Madeleine Zillhardt.


Louise Catherine Breslau, The Toilette (Madeleine Zillhardt), 1898, oil, Private Collection?



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