Etienne Adolphe Piot, a French painter, was known for his expressive portraits of beautiful young women. His paintings were popular among the middle-class audience of the time due to their innocence, elegance, and picturesque appeal. One of his notable works is “Portrait of a Lady,” painted in 1870. The painting is an oil on canvas portrait of a young lady in the Academicism style. Measuring 55.3 x 46 cm, it features a dark background that draws attention to the subject’s face and attire.
Piot exhibited his works in Paris Salons from 1850 to 1909 and often used dark backgrounds to emphasize his subjects. “Portrait of a Lady” is held privately and showcases Piot’s skilled use of light and color contrasts.