Bright and contrasting, this charming bucolic painting evokes the Sologne, the pond bordered by two large birches reflects the sky as well as, bushes and shrubs, on the perimeter. A few flowers and the tender green of the grass brighten up the composition. In the background, a line of shadow hints at the presence of large trees and woods.
René Charles Edmond His is a French painter born February 15, 1877 in Colombes and died December 29, 1960 in Paris. A student of Jules Lefebvre, Tony Robert Fleury and Henri Biva, he painted mainly landscapes of ponds and rivers, a genre in which he excelled and which was very popular with the public, but he also painted views of Provence and Algeria as well as some genre scenes. He was awarded an honorable mention in 1898, and became a member of the Sociétaire des Artistes Français in 1900. In the same year he received a third class medal and an honorable mention at the Exposition Universelle of 1900.
Oil on canvas 39 cm x 55 cm.
Frame in stucco Louis XV style 56 cm x 73,5 cm.