Oil on canvas signed lower right
80cm x 53cm (with gilded wooden frame 103cm x 76cm)
Born in 1852, Paul TAVERNIER was a pupil of the great official painter of the time, Alexandre Cabanel. From this academic training, Tavernier acquired a fine drawing skill. In 1876, he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français, then moved to Barbizon, near Fontainebleau. He was to become an important member
of this school, particularly in his depiction of horses.
A member of the Société des Artistes Français in 1883, Tavernier took part in the decoration of the Grand Salle du Golf in Fontainebleau. He also painted a large picture for the Théâtre de Fontainebleau depicting Louis XV hunting. In 1900, Paul Tavernier was awarded the bronze medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition for his painting "Chasse à Courre". In 1901, and the following year, he founded the Société des Courses de Fontainebleau.
He died in Fontainebleau in 1943, and the town paid tribute to him by naming one of its streets after him.
This painting is reproduced in full-page color (page 120) in the catalog for the exhibition "La nature dans tous ses états" (Nature in all its states); this major exhibition took place at the Théâtre Municipal de Fontainebleau from October 31 to November 15, 2021.
This catalog will be given to the buyer of the painting.
The painting is in a superb 19th century gilt-leaf channel frame. The condition of the painting is excellent. On its original canvas, the adhesion of the pictorial material adheres perfectly to the support, and there are no accidents to report.
14 000 €