Riverside -Dated 1873.
Oil on canvas (66.5 x 94cm) signed and dated lower left.
Dimensions with frame (88 x 115 cm)
The scene is peaceful, a man fishing, lying at the edge of the water, ducks swim. The foliage of the trees, like a setting on the banks of the river, begins to tinge with autumnal colors.
The painter likes to describe the multicolored shimmering reflections on the surface of the water. From this painting, emerges a lot of serenity and calm.
Originally from Haute Savoie, Claude Hugard de la Tour learns to paint in Geneva with Alexandre Calame and Francis Diday, two Swiss landscape painters of the Romantic School.
He first found inspiration for his paintings in the vast alpine landscapes but he also painted in Normandy, in the Pyrenees and later in the Paris region.
Upon his arrival in Paris, he met with great success, he participated in Paris Salons from 1844 to 1880 where he was rewarded several times.
Many of his works are acquired by the French government.
Museums: Annecy, Aurillac, Bagneres de Bigorre, Beziers, Chambéry, Moulins.
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