“In the Boudoir”
Oil on panel; 18 X 14 ½ inches
Framed dimensions; 30 x 27 inches
Signed upper left
Henry Caro-Delvaille was born in 1876 as Henri Delvaille in Bayonne, France. After studying from 1895 to 1897 at the Bayonne School of Fine Arts, Delvaille became a pupil of Léon Bonnat (1833-1922) at the École des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts) in Paris. He exhibited for the first time in the Salon of the Society of French artists in Paris in 1899. He won a medal in 1901 with the painting entitled La Manucure, which is now in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, Argentine. Delvaille was also a member of the National Society of Fine Arts since 1903 and became secretary in 1904. In 1905, he obtained the gold medal of the International Exhibition of Monaco and in 1910 he became a Knight of the French Legion of Honor.
Captivated by female beauty and the self-concious nature of his subjects, Delvaille was noted for his portraits and paintings of women.