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Antique French landscape by French artist, Henri Rovel (1849-1926) signed in the lower left and dated 1900 in its original gilt frame.  This is an atmospheric Barbizon oil on canvas of the  French countryside and blue mountains beyond.   A woman carries a water jug whilst walking down a path.  A smooth to the touch canvas with realistic hues of greens, beiges and blues.  A good composition where your eye travels past the building in the fore and onto the woman. The frame is very special, most likely the original.


Medium: Oil on stretched canvas

Overall size: 22.5ins x 14ins or 57cms x 35cms

Date: 1900

Condition: The painting, is in good antique condition but you should expect minor imperfections associated with age.  The frame, quite likely the original is also in good condition but has imperfections throughout commensurate with age, such as missing plaster, particularly at the corners,visible nails and imperfections throughout.

Signed: Henri Rovel (1849-1926) Henri Rovel was born on 8 July 1849 in Saint-Dié in the Vosges area of France.  His father was a wallpaper merchant although they came froma farming background.  Henri was orphaned at the age of 10 and was taken in by an art-loving shopkeeper.  

In 1868 Henri became an engineer and an artillery officer when war broke out in 1870. In 1874, he resigned as, enthused by his shopkeeper guardian, he wanted to study painting.  In hiss Cormont studio, he learnt classical painting to create landscapes, nudes and portraits. He saw himself as a "realistic, pragmatic and almost commercial painter". A member of the Société des artistes Français, he exhibited regularly at the Salon des Champs-Élysées from 1882 and at provincial Salons in Saint-Dié, Épinal and Remiremont. You can see Henri in his studio at Cormont in the photo above.

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

Landscape by Henri Rovel


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