An Afternoono on the Porch (c.1895). Vittorio Matteo Corcos (Italian, 1859-1933). Oil on canvas. In Paris Corcos spent time at the studio of Léon Bonnat, portrait painter to the Parisian upper middle class and he successfully became part of elite art circles. He chose fashionable themes: female portraits, scenes of modern life, sophisticated interiors painted in vibrant colors and fluid brushstrokes, works in the style of Boldini and De Nittis.