Albert Pierre Marquet, French, 1875-1947. Marquet was born in Bourdeau in 1875 and died in Paris in 1947. He is an important French Impresionist Artist. He studied at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs with Henri Matisse as a comarade. Then he was at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in the atelier of Gustave Loreau. He showed his paintings at the many important Salons and Expositions in the company of artists such as Matisse, Camion and Dufy and was a member of many important French artists groups. He is known for paintings of nudes, portraits, city and country scenes, seascapes, still lifes in oil, watercolor and drawings. This painting is a superb, subtle jewel which is a fine example of his work. It is oil on board, signed lower right Marquet. Verso is more data: the size 15 by 22 CM, No 3 Marfil co_ 20 _ro Marrieu. It is 5 12/16" H by 8 11/16" W in a beautiful 19th-early 20th C frame: outer dimensions 11 4/16" by 14". His paintings have sold at auction for over $1.2 Million USD. His small paintings sell for as much as $54,498.