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Oyster Bay, Long Island – 1891 Heva Coomans

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Country of origin: United States

Medium: Oil on canvas

Signed: Signed, dated and titled lower right

Dated: 1891

Condition: Very good

Size: 5.50" x 6.50" (14.0cm x 16.5cm)

Framed size: 7.50" x 8.50" (19.1cm x 21.6cm)

Provenance: Private french collection

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Coomans was born in Paris as the daughter of the painter Pierre Olivier Joseph Coomans (1816–1889) and Adelaide Lacroix (1838–1884). Her sister Diana Coomans was also a painter and her brother Oscar Coomans (1848–1884) was a poet. Like her father and sister, she painted romantic genre scenes and was noted for her portrayals of the original inhabitants of Pompei before the eruption of Vesuvius, but also is known for depicting young women in other mythological or heroic scenes. Coomans died in New York City.