Charles Warland, Impressionist Landscape With Dwellings

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An atmospheric late 19th-century landscape painting by Belgian artist, Charles Warland (1856-1921). This piece is a masterclass in composition with the scenery perfectly balanced.

Towards the centre, a path winds its way around to our left before disappearing behind some buildings. While on the right, a sizeable bank of earth frames that side of the image.

Warland often painted atmospheric landscapes of this type and he was undoubtedly influenced by his teacher at the Brussels Fine Art Academy, Willem Roelofs (1822–1897). Roelofs was a member of the ‘Hague School’ of artists who believed in working outside and painting how they felt rather than simply what they saw.

Later in Warland’s career, he exhibited at the prestigious Exposition Generale des Beaux-Art and he remains a popular artist for collectors of impressionism.

The painting is signed in the lower right and housed within an antique frame that’s probably the original.

Medium
Oil on panel
Overall size
11½” x 9” / 32cm x 23cm
Year of creation
c. 1890
Provenance
France
Condition
The artwork is in good condition and could be cleaned to restore its vibrancy if required (although we like it as it is). The frame is very worn as you can see.
Artist’s auction highlight
£1,270 achieved for ‘Paysage animé’ in 1997.