In the late 1800s, costume paintings were quite the rage. One popular painter in the genre was Auguste Toulmouche (1829-1890), a Frenchman from a modest background. While all his paintings contain sumptuous costumes and intricate details, his 1866 painting "La FiancÃ©e HÃ©sitante" (The Hesitant FiancÃ©e) is one of his most interesting paintings.
1. As the title indicates, "La FiancÃ©e HÃ©sitante" is meant to depict a woman, unsure about her upcoming marriage, being... READ ON