This tote bag is made from fabric custom-printed with Horses, an 1894 oil painting on canvas by Paul-Albert Besnard.
The bag measures 15 x 15 inches, and uses box-style construction so it sits open for easy loading-up. Both the tote bag and its lining are 100% spun polyester weather-resistant fabric. The tough and comfortable dual handles are made of 100% bull denim cotton.
Paul-Albert Besnard was one of those rare fortunate artists: He was born in Paris, he died in Paris, and in between he was a success at everything he touched. He was a celebrated artist in watercolor, oil, pastel, etchings. He was awarded prestigious positions and commissions. He painted large frescos at the Sorbonne and around Paris, and the ceiling of the Comédie-Française.
His work was influenced by his travels to India, Morocco, Algeria, Italy, and Spain, and by his attraction to Japanese prints.
Much of his best work is portraits of women, including the lovely series of prints, La Femme, sympathetic depictions of the experience of being a woman.