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Title Landscape with Figures
Collection Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
Artist Brissot de Warville, Felix Saturnin (French painter, 1818-1892)
Date Earliest about 1833
Date Latest 1874
Description In a forest alive with autumnal colours, a man and his dog are walking towards the background of the picture. Brissot de Warville was the steward of the Palace at Compiègne and painter of numerous pictures of rustic scenes and animals. He joined the first generation of artists who painted outdoors, and this scene could well have been made in the Compiègne Forest or the Fontainebleau Forest. The artist depicts very well the light and colours of autumn
Current Accession Number B.M.310
Former Accession Number No. 695
Subject landscape; figure; animal (dog)
Measurements 30.5 x 38 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by the founders John and Joséphine Bowes 1885.
Notes This painting was listed as no. 695 in John Bowes' catalogue, as 'A landscape. A Wood, and Personages, signed Brossat, 1846. For details on Brissot de Warville, see Benezit, vol. 2. The date 1846 was given by John Bowes in the original catalogue of paintings, however nothing in the painting's file supports this. A range has therefore been given, assuming that the artist may have started to paint around the age of fifteen, and knowing that John Bowes virtually stopped collecting after his wife's death in 1874.
Rights Owner The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
Author Dr Maylis Hopewell-Curie




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