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Paul-Désiré Trouillebert  (1829-1900)  "Bridge over the Loire"
Paul-Désiré Trouillebert  (1829-1900)  "Bridge over the Loire" - Paintings & Drawings Style
Ref : 94943
Period :
19th century
Artist :
Paul-Désiré Trouillebert (1829-1900)
Provenance :
Medium :
Oil on pannel
Dimensions :
l. 9.45 inch X H. 7.48 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - Paul-Désiré Trouillebert  (1829-1900)  "Bridge over the Loire"
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Paul-Désiré Trouillebert (1829-1900) "Bridge over the Loire"

Paul-Désiré Trouillebert (1829-1900)
"Bridge on the Loire".
Oil on panel signed lower left
Dimensions : H. 19 x W. 24 cm
with frame: 31 x 37 cm

Paul-Désiré Trouillebert was born in 1829 in Paris.

He is one of the best outdoor landscape painters of the French 19th century. Trouillebert is undoubtedly the artist closest to Corot, both in the style of his painting and in the friendly relations that the two painters maintained.

Trouillebert is attached to the Barbizon school because of his predilection for the landscape motif but his style and touch are well marked and easily recognizable. He trained with the renowned portraitist Ernest Hébert (1817-1908) and in the studio of Charles-François Jalabert (1819-1901). Trouillebert was first noticed for his portraits and nudes: the portrait of Mademoiselle A. allowed him to be accepted at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1865, where he exhibited until 1884.

Trouillebert traveled extensively in France, notably in Brittany, the Loire and on the banks of the Seine. He was part of the movement of traditionalist plein air painters, as he stated in an interview with a journalist from L'Echo de Paris in 1890: "I only work from nature, I do not admit the study copied in the studio."

This painting is a small format that concentrates all of Trouillebert's talent. We find his favorite subjects with a large part left to a sky in movement, a river bank and a character who is busy near the trees. The sky, blue and luminous, is however animated by moving clouds that give incredible life to the scene. Contrary to his works on canvas where Trouillebert plays a lot with transparency, this painting has been worked in full paste on a panel. The thick pictorial material catches the light in the sky, in the water, and in the vegetation in the foreground. In the treatment of the trees, on the other hand, Trouillebert remains attached to transparency and a light touch that he learned from his friend Camille Corot. We find the brown shades in the foliage, resulting from the ochre preparation, dear to Trouillebert. The painting is in an absolutely perfect state of preservation, and it is framed in a beautiful old gilded wooden frame.

Museums in which works by Paul Desiré Trouillebert can be found::
Paris, Musée d'Orsay
Paris, Petit Palais
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Baltimore, Walters Art Museum
Cleveland, Museum of Art
Saint Petersburg, Hermitage Museum
Valparaiso, Fine Arts Museum

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19th Century Oil Painting