19th-century French School oil on wood panel signed lower left (illegible). The artwork is smooth to the touch.
A view of a path with very varied brushstrokes in intention and volume where a certain emotion is felt. The slightly subdued light is supported by the light shades. The rare carved wooden frame is in harmony with the palette of the view.
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 such as this one. 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: 10.2" x 12.5" / 26.5cm x 32cm.
- Size without the frame: 6.2" x 8.6" / 16cm x 22cm.
- Country: France.
- Signed: Yes (illegible).
- Date: Late 19th century.
- Condition: The whole is in good condition despite traces and impacts on the antique frame.
Materials: Oil on wood panel with a wood frame.
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