Oil on canvas signed lower right. Dated on the back 1893
Provenance : private collection "Sarlin".
Dimensions: H. 41 x W. 33 cm (with frame: H. 62 x W. 52.5 cm)
Perfect state of conservation, original canvas, original frame restored with gold leaf.
Paul-Désiré Trouillebert was born in 1829 in Paris. He is one of the main outdoor landscape painters of the French 19th century. Attached to the Barbizon school, Trouillebert is the artist closest to Corot in terms of the themes of his paintings, the particular treatment of trees, and the friendly relations that the two painters maintained throughout their lives. Trouillebert has a predilection for riverside landscapes. The trees are most often birch trees in the shade of which a character walks, fishes or collects wood.
He trained with the renowned portrait painter Ernest Hébert (1817-1908) and in the studio of Charles-François Jalabert (1819-1901). It is first for his portraits and nudes that Trouillebert will be noticed: the portrait of Mademoiselle A. allows him to be accepted at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1865, where he will exhibit until 1884.
Trouillebert traveled a lot in France, especially in Brittany, the Loire and on the banks of the Seine. He joined the movement of traditionalist outdoor painters, as he affirmed in an interview with a journalist from L'Echo de Paris in 1890: "I only work from nature, I do not accept the study copied in the studio. »
Our painting is a very luminous work, leaving a great place for the sky and the water. The horizon line opens a diagonal that rises towards the treetops. The water allows a work on the reflections that Trouillebert mastered perfectly. The female character represented from behind contributes to the lively character of the scene. The sky is beautifully rendered with moving clouds in a bright blue sky. The palette mobilized by the artist is infinitely rich whether in the treatment of the sky, water or vegetation. The artist has particularly taken care of the effects of contrast between areas of shadow and those bathed in light. The effects of transparency give the trees a particular vibration thanks to the ochre preparation typical of Trouillebert. Still on its original canvas, this painting is in a very good state of conservation. Finally, it is in a beautiful wooden frame and original gilded stucco.
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