Alfred Henri Bramtot (1852-1894)
Alfred Henri Bramtot was born in Paris, and is a pupil of W.A. Bouguereau.
That he was a diligent and progressive pupil is evidenced by the fact that he took the
Prix de Rome for painting in 1879, and that he has since become one of the
most notable painters of the figure of whom France has just cause to boast.
History and religious motives occupy his chief attention, but he has painted many beuatiful genre
pictures of scenes of country life around his summer villa. "Bashful Love" won him
his first Salon medal, in 1879, the same year that he gained the Roman prize.
The scene is laid at one of those public wells common in France. The servant from a
neighboring country-house has come to get water
from the spring, and her sweetheart, who has been working in the garden, takes advantage of the
opportunity to press him suit, while she listens modestly to his arguments.
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