Tristan Lacroix (1849-1914),
Landscape titled "Barbizon" signed and dated May 1895
Canvas of 65 cm by 49 cm
Very important part said Barbizon 85 cm by 70 cm; beautiful original gilding.
Our table was executed in 1895 by landscape painter and sculptor Tristan Lacroix (1849-1914), a native of Perigueux.
Exhibitor in the Exhibition in 1880, he obtained a first mention in 1883 and a bronze medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1889. He painted many landscapes of the Ile-de-France as landscapes regionalist bill, multiplying landscapes of his native Périgord.
Our canvas is titled Barbizon in May 1895, it is a picturesque and poetic evocation of the undergrowth of the forest of Fontainebleau in the village of Barbizon, it attests to a thorough knowledge of innovative contributions to the outdoor painting -air the second half of the 19th century, while remaining attached to a pictorial classicism.
Note the beautifully rendered light that shines through the various strata of undergrowth.
Uncharacteristically animated the artist has not this landscape of hounds and hunters which sometimes has the effect of relegating the landscape in the background. Instead, he presents here an accomplished work of great landscape in the tradition of the Barbizon school but with a nice modernity.