A painter in the Impressionist style, as well as an engraver, sculptor, and writer, Louise Abbéma was one of the most successful women artists of her day. Her media were etching, pastel, and particularly watercolor; as a writer, she collaborated with the journals Gazette des Beaux-Artsand L'Art. She is best remembered for her portraits and genre scenes, and for her relationship with Sarah Bernhardt, but Abbéma also painted flowers again and again. They appear throughout her oeuvre--women hold them in bunches, they fill vases, and they are the subjects of her still-lifes.
Double portrait de Sarah Bernhardt (1900) - Drawing-Watercolor , Watercolour, pencil/paper, $4,200 - 2013
La ville de Paris portant Sarah Bernhardt (c.1900) - Drawing-Watercolor , Watercolour, pencil/paper, - $3,600 - 2013
Portrait of the poet and politician Albert de Quintana i Combis (1879) - Painting , Oil/panel, 8 1/3 in x 6 1/3 in - $967
Portrait en buste de femme au noeud rose, une rose au corsage - Painting , Oil/canvas, 30 3/4 in x 23 5/8 in - $1,300
Femme en bord de mer - Print-Multiple , Engraving, 5 1/8 in x 6 3/4 in - $56
Sarah Bernhardt - Sculpture-Volume , Plaster, Ø 6 1/3 in - $553