19th-century French school oil on canvas painting signed by Jean Beguin (19th century) in the lower left. The artwork features a grainy texture and depicts a lakeside landscape under a gray sky.
Elongated, undulating brushstrokes create a lively yet slightly melancholic palette. The misty forest in the background adds depth and enhances the contemplative effect of the scene.
This painting was painted on a canvas that utilized hemp or flax, adding to the highly tactile characteristic of this work. The materials give us a clue to the origin of hte painting. Hemp and flax were readily available in 19th-century France. Flax, in particular, was cultivated extensively in regions such as Normandy and Flanders. This made it a convenient and accessible choice for artists looking for canvas materials.
- Overall Size: 18.1" x 14.9" / 46cm x 38cm.
- Country: France.
- Signed: Jean Beguin (19th century).
- Date: Late 19th century.
- Condition: The canvas displays cracks and veins due to age.
- Materials: Oil on stretched canvas.
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