The present painting is a version of Henner's 1866 Salon painting Solitude (Paris, Henner Museum,). Henner frequently made replicas of his Salon paintings for international dealers who preferred the smaller format for their clients. There also exists another version of the same subject in the collection of the Henner Musuem.
Isabelle de Lannoy will include this work in her upcoming catalogue raisonn. We are grateful to Isabelle de Lanoy for her assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.