This represents a vision of Saint Geneviève
In the late 1880s, Osbert abandoned naturalistic painting in favour of a Pointillist technique like that employed by Seurat and Signac
He also embraced mystical themes and the Symbolist movement.
Art as the evocation of mystery, like prayer’ finds no better expression than Vision.
Such works were praised by Symbolist writers who considered them visual counterparts of the poetry of Paul Verlaine, Stéphane Mallarmé and Maurice Maeterlinck.