Bachelin, Rodolphe Auguste
Neuchâtel, September 30, 1830 – Bern, August 3, 1890
Summer walk on the Neuchâtel Lake at the Tène, 1881
Oil on canvas
Signed lower left “A. Bachelin.”
Signed, dated and located on the back “A. Bachelin. La Tène. Rive du lac de Neuchâtel. 1881”
H. 31.1 cm. / L. 80.7 cm.
The work, cleaned and varnished, is presented in its original hand-carved wood frame, gilded with fine gold and patina
Our work is perhaps one of the paintings exhibited by the artist in Neuchâtel, in 1882, under the title of “La Tène. Shore of the Neuchâtel Lake (1880).” (Godet, 1893, p. 221, No. 117) or “La Tène. October 1881.” (Godet, 1893, p. 221, No. 118) or, in 1884, “At la Tène. Shore of the Neuchâtel Lake. (Godet, 1893, p. 222, No. 128).
Regarding the artist and the Swiss lakes, read in the book by Philippe Godet dedicated to the artist (1893) the pages 177-179.
La Tène is located at the eastern end of the Neuchâtel Lake. It is an archaeological site discovered in 1857 located in the territory of the Swiss commune of the same name. The place gave its name to a prehistoric period (second period of the Iron Age).
Godet, Philippe, Art et patrie. Auguste Bachelin d'après son œuvre et sa correspondance, Neuchâtel, Editions Attinger, 1893.
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