Leon Francois Comerre (France, 1850 - 1916) "La Coquette" Oil on canvas painting. Signed upper right. Sight Size: 25 x 16.5 in. Overall Size: 32 x 23.5 in. Provenance: Private Florida Collection. Commere studied with August Colas in Lille, and Alexandre Cabanet at l'?cole des Beaux-Arts de Paris. Commerre won the Grand Prix de Rome* in 1875, a treasured prize, which led to a scholarship at the Villa de Medicis, Academie France in Rome. He won prizes the Paris Salons* in 1875, 1881, and at the l'Exposition Universalle d'Anvers in 1885. He also won prizes at exhibitions in Philadelphia in 1876 at the Centennial Exhibition*; Melbourne in 1881; and Sydney in 1897. He exhibited regularly at the Salon des Artistes Fran?ais. He was awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur in 1903. Comerre painted decorative works for many public spaces in Paris such as the Theatre d'Odeon, l'Hotel Dufayel, and the Sorbonne. He also did paintings for public buildings in Lyon, and Saumur. Comerre was an academician of a grand scale.