Léon Barotte, A Morning View With Fisherman & Lake

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A peaceful early 20th-century oil painting depicting a fisherman on a picturesque tree-lined lake.

The artist, Léon Barotte (1866-1933), has captured the light so beautifully as it cascades across the water. And the hazy sky seems to give the piece an atmospheric quality. It’s quiet and still - a place we’d all like to be.

He’s also created a clever diagonal by using a darker green in the bottom left. This visual tool guides our eye from left to right and eventually towards the distant hills.

Barotte exhibited at the Salons de Nancy and Remiremont until 1913 and at the Salon of French artists from 1912.

The painting is housed within a handsome foliate frame and signed/dated in the lower right.

Medium
Oil on canvas
Overall size
29” x 21” / 74cm x 53cm
Year of creation
1906
Provenance France
Condition
Craquelure throughout but the paint layer is stable. Frame with age-related wear.
Artist’s auction highlight
£1,415 achieved for ‘Le Pont d'Austerlitz Vu De La Berge’ (52cm x 31cm).