La Crique
La Crique
La Crique
La Crique
La Crique
La Crique
La Crique

La Crique

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 left corner and features the atelier's stamp on the reverse.

A rich blue, turquoise and silver painting, we are faced with a rock quarry or mountain lake, pooling cool waters. The artist played with hues of cobalt, peach and even yellow to achieve a shaded landscape of water and stone. The effect is calming and modern. 

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: 8.2" x 14.1" / 21.5cm 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: The painting is in good condition, although has chipped wood corners and some light scratches across the surface of the painting. 
  • Shipping: This painting includes free shipping. An additional fee is applied for Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.
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