Jean-Baptiste (James) Bertrand, The Grasshopper Singing to the Moon

years before his death he visited America, residing here for a prolonged period, and his daughters accompanied him and became favorites in the best New York society. Both Miss Heva Coomans and her sister Diana [Coomans] paint the same class of objects as their father, and very much in his manner and feeling of color. In "The Pompeiian Flower Girl" is presented an extremely characteristic example of one talented daughter of a famous parent.

One of the younger Frenchmen who have attracted attention at the great exhibitions is the painter of "A Bather." He comes of artistic stock, at the head of which stood the famous painter of animals and one of the greatest etchers the world has produced, Auguste Lancon, and is a graduate of the Paris Art School. Another and much stronger man, in whose death a few years ago French art sustained a serious loss, was Jules Arsene Garnier, a Parisian, born in 1847. He commenced his studies at the Academy of Toulouse, one of the best in Europe, painted

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