This autumnal landscape is very typical of the Geneva painter.
The latter, who had the opportunity to work with Rodolphe Toepffer and then with Alexandre Calame, had an innate sense of the beauty of nature.
In the middle of the 19th century, he met the famous Camille Corot, whose taste for light on landscapes and foliage inspired him.
Gustave Castan is definitely classified as a painter of nature, as opposed to the previous schools, notably academic, very attached to to portraits.
Gustave Castan lived in Geneva, then in France, in the Creuse.
He died in Crozant in 1892.