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Antique landscape oil painting by French artist, Charles Donzel (1824-1889) annotations on the back.

Atmospheric small Barbizon oil painting on wood in a Napoleon III ebony style frame which complements the painting.  The board has a dark, and romantically moody with a traditional Barbizan School composition. Dark looming trees provide a womb like effect while rays of light come from the centre.  The trees are painted in typical Donzel style, with an animated romantic moodiness.


Medium: Oil on wood

Overall size, including frame: 11ins x 9.5ins or 28cms x 24cms (approx)

Date: Mid 1800's

Condition: The painting, is in good antique condition but you should expect mininmal imperfections associated with age. The frame appears to be the original it has indentations, visible nails at the corners and imperfections throughout as you would expect from an item of this age. 

Signed: No, but the style is unmistakable and the painting has annotations on the back.  Charles Donzel (1824-1889) Born 6 February 1824, in Besançon; died 20 March 1889, in Paris.  He was a painter of landscapes as well as a watercolourist and draughtsman.  He was of the Barbizon School of painters.

Charles Donzel studied music and sculpture before opting for painting. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1859. Donzel settled in Limoges, where he occasionally worked on decorating ceramics at the Pouyot works.

Donzel's friends Corot, Troyon and Daubigny nicknamed him the 'painter of the waters' in recognition of the fact that water is a key component of his landscapes of the Limousin, Franche-Comté, Maine and Normandy regions. His watercolour work exhibits a similar limpidity.

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

Landscape by Charles Donzel (1824-1889)


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