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By Drharrietd @drharrietd


I had quite another painting lined up for you this morning, but yesterday I spotted this on one of my favorite art blogs, Old Painting, and had to share it for one simple reason. It's called Harriet. It was painted by Marcel Rieder (French, 1862-1942). Here's the info from the site:

Rieder studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He became a member of the Société des Artistes Français in 1894, and exhibited almost every year until 1939 in the Salon de Paris. From 1894, Rieder’s paintings became notable for their peaceful and intimate interior scenes of rooms lit by oil lamps or electric lighting.

I don't know who this Harriet was, and would have suspected she was his daughter if a) he apparently didn't have one, and b) Harriet is a name not used in France -- it confuses people, who think it must be a man's name, hence letters I get addressed to M. (Monsieur) Devine. Probably the daughter of an English friend. Anyway, what does it matter? It's a lovely peaceful painting.

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