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Antique French impressionist riverscape/landscape oil painting on wood board in a gilt frame, unsigned (see below).  This is a typical and charming late 19th Century French impressionist oil painting of a woman reading on the bank of a river.  This lively landscape interpretation has been deftly applied on a canvas board by the artist using a small couteau and brushes.  Some areas of elevation created with impasto thickened oils and dashes of paint give this painting animation. The light travels in from the bottom right to contrast with the dark hues of the thick riverbank vegetation.


Medium: Oil on canvas board 

Overall size: 17ins x 13.5ins or 43cms x 34cms

Date: 1887 

Condition: The painting, is in good antique condition but you should expect imperfections associated with age.  The frame has imperfections throughout commensurate with age, such as missing plaster/moulding.

Signed: No, but there is a label on the back, E M and dated 87.  This painting is attributed to Ernest Gaston Marche (1864-1932) Ernest was a painting of genre scenes and landscapes.

He was a pupil of Jules Lefebvre and Tony Robert-Fleury. His work appeared in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français, of which he became a member in 1891 and where he gained a mention in 1895, a third-class medal in 1896, the Raignecourt-Guyon prize in 1898, a second-class medal in 1899 and a bronze medal in 1900 at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. Apart from his landscapes of Morvan and the banks of the Loing, he executed several decorative friezes in schools in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.

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

Woman by the River


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