Rest on the outskirts of Auvers-sur-Oise - Dated 1892.
Oil on canvas signed and dated lower right.
Dimensions with frame (71 x 78 cm).
We see in the background the church of Auvers-sur-Oise made famous by the famous painting of Van Gogh painted 2 years ago in 1890. Auvers is one of the favorite places of the painter.
In this work of 1892, the painter stands out from Impressionism, it is by a juxtaposition of hatched keys that it makes the color vibrate.
Frédéric Samuel Cordey belongs to the group of Impressionists, he exhibited 4 paintings with them in 1877.
A personal fortune allows him to work according to his own aspirations without relying on criticism and the help of merchants.
Pupil of Isodor Pils and Gustave Boulanger at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he is part of the group that rebels against academic teaching to follow the path of the Impressionists.
Appreciated by Gustave Caillebotte and particularly related to Renoir, he appears in several paintings by the artist, including the "Bal du moulin de la galette".
Landscaper attentive, he stays not far from Camille Pissarro in Neuville-sur-Oise and Eragny and likes to portray this surrounding nature.
He participated in the Salon D'Automne in 1903 and a retrospective of his works took place in 1913 at the Choiseul Gallery in Paris. He exhibits only rarely and art critics are laudatory about it.
Bibliography: Adolphe Thalasso, "Frédéric Samuel Cordey", Art and the
artists, February 1914, [exhibition report at the Choiseul Gallery].
Collective, The Painters of the Oise, [catalog of the exhibition at the Talvet-
Delacour in Pontoise], 2007.
André Roussard, Dictionary of painters in Montmartre in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Christophe Duvivier, The painters and the Oise, the painters-engravers of the Valley
of the Oise.
Sophie Monneret, Impressionism and its time, Paris, Robert Laffont1987
Museums: Paris (Musée d'Orsay), Nevers.
Price : on request