Oil on canvas.
H: 138cm x W: 100.5cm (Sc)
H: 165.5cm x W: 127cm (AC)
Signed lower left: "Hebert"
Originally from Dauphine, cousin of Stendhal, Ernest Hébert trained alone in painting, receiving advice from Benjamin Rolland, David D’Angers and Paul Delaroche. In 1839, he achieved great success at the Salon with "Le Tasse en prison". He entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and received the Prix de Rome in painting, following which he moved to Rome.
He mainly painted the Roman countryside with a lot of luminosity. Upon his return to France, he became a renowned painter of the Second Empire. A brilliant painter, he executed many portraits and built a large part of his work by drawing on the memories of his Italian stays with paintings close to symbolism.
Orsay, La Tronche Hebert Museum, Paris Hebert Museum,
42 000 €