Reserved - Charles Lebon, The Mill

Reserved - Charles Lebon, The Mill

A fine 20th-century oil on canvas depicting a landscape with a mill by Belgian painter, Charles Lebon (1906-1957).

Often the success of a good landscape painting depends on whether it draws you into the scene. With this piece by Lebon, I can almost hear the water running as it cascades into the pond. The sound of the working mill gently rumbles away against the backdrop of beautiful rural scenery.

Lebon was self-taught but achieved a great deal during his short career. His work was exhibited at some prestigious venues including at the Brussels Salon, the Antwerp Salon and the Salon de la Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

The painting is signed in the lower left and housed within an appropriate gilded frame.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 25” x 23½” / 64cm x 60cm
Year of creation: c. 1940
Provenance: Belgium
Condition: Fine to hang. One small area of paint loss and craquelure throughout. Frame with some age-related wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £1,735 achieved for ‘Drève à Overyssche’ at an auction in Belgium in 1996.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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