Camille FLERS (1802-1868)
River, washerwoman and fishing boat
oil on canvas
signed lower left
dated 1850 lower right
38 X 54 cm
Camille Flers was, with Paul Huet, one of the first to set up his easel in the forest of Barbizon. Pastel and watercolor are particularly suited to the expression of his bucolic and Virgilian vision: he published a treatise on these techniques.
Flers was an excellent pastelist. He was part of the phalanx of artists who created the school of 1830. He knew how to translate with a great sincerity his emotion in front of the nature. Museums: Autun-Béziers-Le Havre-Le Puy-Lille-Orléans-Paris