Early 20th-Century

River Landscape With Cottage

Early 20th-Century

River Landscape With Cottage

This early 20th-century oil painting depicts a river landscape with a rustic cottage and rowboat.

Nestled amid autumnal foliage, a stone cottage stands alongside a sinuous tree. It’s buried in nature, as it has been for decades. A boatman, perhaps its owner, readies himself to head downriver. The shimmering water peppered with algae.

The work bears an indecipherable signature, which is a shame as it’s by an accomplished hand. In many ways, it’s similar to landscapes by French artist Eugene Galien-Laloue (1854-1941) who worked under several pseudonyms.

Held in a decorative scroll and foliate frame.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 17½” x 14” / 45cm x 35cm
Year of creation: c. 1930
Condition: Artwork presents well. Fine craquelure but the paint is stable. Frame with some light wear.

Conservation & History

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