Jean-Jacques Henner studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. He won the Prix de Rome in 1858, which allowed him study and live in Italy for six years. Henner’s admiration for the paintings of Caravaggio, Titian and Correggio strongly influenced his work. Henner won medals at the Paris Salon in 1863 and 1864, which assured his success. The artist painted portraits, but was mainly known for his female nude figures in landscapes. Although Henner is not remembered as a major figure in the painting of the second half of the 19th century in France, his works possess a fine craftsmanship and are imbued with true emotion.