Henri Laissement was born in Paris in 1854. He studied in Paris and was a pupil of Cabanel. At the age of 25 he exhibited his first painting at the Salon and by 1884 he had become a member of the Salon des Artistes Francais. Signed (lower right): H. Laissement. c. 1890 W 13 H 10 in. Sight: W 9 H 5.5 in. Condition note: small hole.