Reading Woman Seen in Profile (1914). Edgar Maxence (French, 1871-1954). Charcoal, watercolor and gouache on paper. 

Maxence exhibited in the Salon des Artistes Français from 1894 until 1939, and was active on the salon’s committees and juries. He combined highly trained technique with a taste for medieval and mythical subjects, and hermetic imagery, and he exhibited at the Salon de la Rose+Croix from 1895 to 1897.