With a calm and necessary trust, the sitter surrenders to the barber's slender blade in this amazing work of art. Punctuated by contrasts of light, color and texture, the eye skims delightedly from dark muscled shoulders showcased against a light wall to a coarse floor mat that meets a soft, blue gown. French-born artist Bonnat studied in Spain before becoming a winner and later, Grand Officer of the Medal of Honor in Paris as well as a professor at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. Though Bonnat was known as an artist who stressed simplicity and overall effect rather than detail, this masterful work achieves both. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. Our replica 4.375" wide, European style, bright gold-toned, ribbed frame is cast in quality designer resin with an acanthus leaf and floret border that draws the eye toward the beautiful image.