OIL PAINTING: The Tea Party
Soulacroix enjoyed an enormous success, his paintings were mainly for private customers coming from the US, England, Germany, South America and Canada. An exceptional observer, Soulacroix paid great attention to minute detail in his work. As this painting exemplifies, Soulacroix has captured the finest elements of texture, luster and reflection and rendered them with meticulous technique. The sheen of the wall covering, the silk of the maids dress, the polished finish of the wood floor, and the life-like rendering of the feather duster, all take the viewer back to the richness of the Empire era.