This large and luminous original watercolor painting by the famous Belgian painter Frantz Charlet dates to the turn of the 20th centuty and features a serene pastoral mother and child figural scene. Charlet was a student of the Acadeémie de Bruxelles and l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris known for his portraiture, landscape, and genre work. Along with a group of ten colleagues, Charlet founded Les XX in October 1883. Les XX argued against established traditions and invited young emerging artists from outside Belgium to exhibit with them. Artists who shared their aesthetic ideals and exhibited with the group included luminaries such as Toulouse Lautrec, John Singer Sargent, Claude Monet, and James McNeill Whistler. Les XX also believed strongly in the unity of the avant-garde and the inherent links between the different forms of the arts.
"Tranquility" is a beautiful work of art that comes in its original wide profile, ornate gesso, aesthetic movement frame.