Massive French Enameled Porcelain Plaque After Diana Coomans, circa 1880
A Massive French enameled porcelain Plaque, circa 1880, by T. Leroy, after a painting by Diana Coomans (1861-1952). Depicting a woman with bird perched on her fingertip, in a red dress, sitting in her courtyard. This beautiful enameled porcelain plaque is very large in size. The enameling is of superb quality. Some craquelure to the red dress, otherwise in excellent condition. Porcelain Plaque size: 25" high x 18" wide With Frame: 30" high x 23" wide. Diana Coomans (16 August 1861–18 June 1952) was a Belgian painter. Coomans was born in Paris as the daughter of the painter Pierre Olivier Joseph Coomans (1816–1889) and Adelaide Lacroix (1838–1884). She specialized in romantic portrayals of the original inhabitants of Pompei before the eruption of Vesuvius devastated life there. Her 1885 work In the Gynaeceum was included in the book Women Painters of the World.