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Title Landscape
Collection Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust
Artist Attributed to Lhermitte, Léon-Augustin (French painter and printmaker, 1844-1925)
Date Earliest probably 1860
Date Latest probably about 1900
Signed yes
Description In this work, with its en plain air character, the artist represents a landscape, using a technique often seen in Corot's paintings, painting the sky after he painted the trees, resulting in unpainted canvas between the edges of the trees and sky. The bold colours, characteristic of Lhermitte's early works, are influenced by the style of the painters of the Barbizon School. Although this painting is characterised by a strong rural feeling, there are few similarities with the lines of poplar trees depicted by Monet in the plain of Fontainebleau.
Current Accession Number 1317
Inscription front lr '[?]'
Subject landscape
Measurements 37.5 x 45.5 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by J. G. Graves 1937.
Notes Lhermitte belonged to the Barbizon School and painted almost exclusively, scenes taken from rural life. The most profound influence upon his work was certainly Jean François Millet. Lhermitte was praised by Van Gogh for his handling of light and his treatment of figures. The signature is illegible, but the painting was acquired by the museum with the attribution to Lhermitte, and never changed.
Rights Owner Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust
Author Irene Galandra
 

 

 

 

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