Jules Frederic Ballavoine


(1855-1901)

Style: Impressionist

Background: Jules Frederic Ballavoine, who is a Parisian by birth, and has had his share of Salon honors, is a pupil of Pils, who was the master of so many French artists of the foremost talent. His “Lassitude”  is a model in its department of his art.

Achievements:  “Fragility”is one of a series of decorative panels painted by J.F. Ballavoine for the boudoir of a Paris mansion. The subject is a fair social enchantress who, after a great ball, has disrobed and casts herself wearily on her couch, and in doing so has broken the pearl ornaments she wears in her hair. A natural idea might suggest itself to a possibly cynical observer that the jewel was not the only fragile object in the picture.

Famous Works: 

Jules Frederic Ballavoine - Dachshund

Jules Frederic Ballavoine – Dachshund

Jules Frederic Ballavoine - Portrait of a Woman

Jules Frederic Ballavoine – Portrait of a Woman

Jules Frederic Ballavoine - Portrait of a Young Woman

Jules Frederic Ballavoine – Portrait of a Young Woman

Jules Frederic Ballavoine - Portrait of an Elegant Lady

Jules Frederic Ballavoine – Portrait of an Elegant Lady

Jules Frederic Ballavoine - The Ball Mask

Jules Frederic Ballavoine – The Ball Mask