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Antique French landscape oil painting in traditional Barbizon style, signed by the artist, Louis Guy  (1824-1888) and dated 1881.  A beautiful tonal sky reflecting the light and colours of a setting sun on a French coastal landscape.  A farmer walks her  cows up the coastal path.  Authentic traditional French School oil painting, countryside and coastal scene with cows.  This is a rare treasure.


Medium: Oil on stretched canvas

Overall size: 15.5ins x21ins or 40cms x 54cms

Date: 1881

Condition: The painting, although not perfect, is in very good antique condition.  The frame is quike probably the original, it is in good condition , there is some movement in the plaster moulding top left, imperfections throughout such as losses of moulding and gilt.

Signed: Louis Guy (1824-1888) Born in Lyon on 8 March 1824, died in Lyon on 17 February 1888.

Jean Baptiste Louis Guy was a pupil of Claude Bonnefond and Jean Antoine Duclaux at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyon from 1839 to 1846. He exhibited at the Salon de Lyon from 1840, then at the Salon de Paris from 1868. In 1871, he was appointed professor at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, where he taught Augustin Pierre Chenu, Armand Bernard, Frank Bail, Charles Joseph Beauverie and Charles Montlevault. He was also director of a municipal art school.

His paintings are full of movement, dense and filled with dark colours. Guy painted in watercolours and was a lithographer. He produced around 70 colour engravings after C. Billier, L. Bortel and Soulary. F. Desvernay brought together 47 of his plates in an album entitled Louis Guy: Peintre et aquafortiste. Guy also produced the cartoons for the stained glass windows in the church of St-Louis de La Guillotière in Lyon, painted caricatures and illustrated the works of Alexis Rousset. (Benezit)

This painting is shipped by Colissimo track and trace and fully insured

French Coastal Landscape Oil Painting by Louis Guy


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