19th-century French school oil on wood panel. The work has little texture to the touch.
A countryside landscape with fine and structured brushstrokes. The balanced light is based on a realistic and suave palette. The wood and stucco frame gives a lot of character to the work with its complex foliage moldings.
In 19th-century France, artists often painted landscapes on wood panels due to several reasons. First, wood panels were more affordable and readily available compared to traditional stretched canvases. This made them an attractive choice for artists, especially those who were just starting out or had limited financial means. Second, wood panels provided a smooth, rigid surface that allowed for precise detailing and fine brushwork, which was essential in capturing the intricacies of landscape scenes. The durability of wood panels also made them more resistant to warping and damage, ensuring the longevity of the artwork. Lastly, the use of wood panels in landscape painting was partly influenced by the Dutch and Flemish Old Masters, whose techniques and subjects were highly admired and emulated by French artists during this period.
- Overall Size: 9" x 13.7" / 23.5cm x 35cm.
Size without the frame: 5.5" x 9.4" / 14cm x 24cm.
- Country: France.
- Signed: Anonymous.
- Date: Late-19th century.
- Condition: The panel is in good condition. The frame has a small frame gap on the right side and small gaps.
- Materials: Oil on wood panel with a stucco and wood frame.
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