This impressionist painting of a nude near the water’s edge was painted by Belgium artist Herman Jean Joseph Richir (1866-1942). Richir was born in Ixelles, Belgium, and studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts at Brussels, where he later became a professor. He became well known not only for his portrait work, but also for his allegory and mythology paintings, and female figures. Oil on canvas, signed lower left, and housed under glass in a decorative giltwood frame. Dimensions: 13” h x 18” w, actual; 27 ½” h x 32 ½” w, framed.
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