Reserved - 19th-Century Barbizon School Landscape With Fisherman

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An atmospheric oil painting depicting a fisherman on a beautiful lake in a rural area of France.

The artist has used an earthy natural palette of browns and blues to great effect. The reflections on the lake are particularly splendid and evoke memories of peaceful days in the countryside.

Stylistically, the painting fits with the approach taken by the Barbizon group of artists who were active between 1830-1870. These were some of the first to truly embrace painting outdoors and they’re seen as a precursor to the French impressionists.

The painting is housed within an appropriate later frame.

Oil on board
Overall size
13” x 10” / 34cm x 26cm
Year of creation
c. 1870
Areas of light craquelure but otherwise fine. Frame with some age-related patina.