Le Chemin
Le Chemin
Le Chemin
Le Chemin
Le Chemin
Le Chemin
Le Chemin

Le Chemin

A 19th-century oil painting on wood panel from the atelier of the Normandy painter Emile Tremblay (1855-1935). The piece is monogrammed in the lower right corner and features the atelier's stamp on the reverse.

A lovely and quintessentially early 20th century Normandy oil painting. A luminescent sandy path heading through the fields. We imagine an ocean nearby, and the sun beginning to set in the sky based on the shadows and illuminations. The pink sand is grey where the shadow touches, and we see the darker greens of the grasses. On the sunlit hill on the horizon, a tree glows against a blue sky, and the roof of a house peeps over the hedges. 

Emile Tremblay is an artist with no available biography online. However, through extensive research of old archives and letters, we have uncovered some context about his closest associates. Emile had a brother, Louis Tremblay, who was a published poet, author, and painter. Emile was also a dear friend of the famous Swedish artist, art critic, and museum manager Richard Bergh (1858-1919), to whom he inscribed a painting with the dedication, "To my brother Bergh." The remainder of what we know about Emile Tremblay comes solely from his exquisite atelier works.

  • Overall Size: 8.6" x 14.1" / 22cm x 36.5cm.
  • Country: France.
  • Provenance: Atelier Tremblay (Normandy). 
  • Signed: Monogrammed and bearing the studio's stamp on the back. 
  • Date: Late 19th century or Early 20th century.
  • Materials: Oil on wood panel. 
  • Texture: The surface of the piece presents a slight texture to the touch. 
  • Condition: There are some marks and smudges from age, and cracks in the exterior edge of the wood. 
  • Shipping: This painting includes free shipping. An additional fee is applied for Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.
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