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Les Vaches by Adolphe Potter (1835-1911)


Antique countryside sunset oil painting with cows on wood, signed in the bottom right Adople Potte (1835-1911).  This distinctive oil painting on smooth board in an old frame clearly demonstrates the artist's talent.  The contrast between the significant light of the setting of the sun, highlighted by impasto enforced oils and the darkened shadows of the marsh/meadow where the cows quench their thirst before sundown, is quite striking.  The yellow hues of the sun pay on the reverse of the clouds while in the fore the clouds are coloured lilac casting the last light over the meadow whilst the darkened blue waters of the marsh echo the lighter blues of the sky giving a balanced composition helped by the authentic shape of the trees and their reflections in the water.



Medium: Oil on thick wood

Overall size, including frame: 23.5ins x 18ins or 60cms x 45cms (approx)

Date: Mid 1800's

Condition: The painting is in good antique condition but you should expect imperfections associated with age such as minor markings on the periphery near to the frame.  The frame again has imperfections, expect some renovations throughout, but it is also in good condition for the age.  

Signed: Adolphe Potter (1835-1911) Adolphe was Swiss, he was born and died in Geneva.  He is known as a painter of landscapes with figures, landscapes.

He was a pupil of Théodore Rousseau and Daubigny. He made his debut at the Salon de Paris in 1867, and in 1889 was awarded an honourable mention at the Exposition Universelle. (Benezit) 

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

Les Vaches by Adolpe Potter (1835-1911)


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