“La Toilette,” attributed to Adele Romany, is a painting that captures a central female figure who is likely preparing for a significant event, possibly a wedding, as suggested by the presence of Cupid in the distance outside the window. The artwork is marked with an inventory number from Frost and Reed on its label verso, indicating its cataloging and provenance details.
Adele Romany, also known as Marie Jeanne Romanee, was a French painter born on December 7, 1769. Her self-portrait from around 1799 is among her known works, and she had a career that spanned until her death on June 6, 1846. Romany’s artistic contributions are part of the rich tapestry of French art history, and her work “La Toilette” adds to this legacy with its intimate portrayal of a woman’s private moment, imbued with the symbolism of love and perhaps matrimonial anticipation, as hinted by the inclusion of Cupid.