Early 20th-Century French School River Landscape With Ruins

Early 20th-Century French School River Landscape With Ruins

A beautiful impressionistic oil on wood depicting a French river landscape with castle ruins. It feels quickly painted and was probably created ‘en plein air’ while the artist enjoyed the view.

There are some nice passages where the oils are layered to create texture. Signed R. Damoiseau in the lower right and housed in a frame that could be the original.

Oil on wood
Overall size 
6½” x 11½” / 17cm x 29cm
Year of creation
c. 1920
Artwork in good condition. Frame with a chip in the top left that’s been touched up.

Conservation & History

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