Charles Delort was a French academic painter who was born in Nimes, France. He studied with Jean-Léon Gérôme and Marc-Charles-Gabriel Gleyre. Many of his beautiful paintings are worth up to $85,000.00. This particular piece depicts a group of men and women waving towards a fleet of ships sailing away. The woman’s burgundy outfit is what stands out, with her white handkerchief ‘flying’ in the wind. It is a perfect example of realism with a touch of impressionism. The signature can be found on the front lower left of the canvas.