Naive 18th-Century Classical French Landscape

Naive 18th-Century Classical French Landscape

A beautifully simple oil on canvas depicting a scene in rural France. In the foreground, a lady is sitting side-saddle, while being escorted along a path towards an impressive country residence. While further back, a group of four ladies are standing by a lake before a distant church.

Oil on canvas
18” x 17” / 46cm x 43cm
Year of creation
c. 1780
Several small losses but the paint layer is now stable since its restoration. Canvas relined.

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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