This lot consists of a large oil on canvas painting dated to the 19th century. The lot depicts a family of gatherers in the countryside which transmits the beauty and idyllic vision of rural existence.
The painting has been part of a very important collection for over 50 years. Apparently, the painting has been partly restored with a layer of canvas.
The painting is in the style of Jules Breton (French, 1827-1906). Jules Adolphe Aimé Louis Breton was a 19th-century French Naturalist painter. His paintings are heavily influenced by the French countryside and his absorption of traditional methods of painting helped make Jules Breton one of the primary exponents of natural beauty and countrysides. Breton was essentially a painter of rustic life, especially in the province of Artois, which he quit only three times for short excursions: in 1864 to Provence, and in 1865 and 1873 to Brittany, whence he derived some of his happiest studies of religious scenes. His numerous subjects may be divided generally into four classes: labour, rest, rural festivals and religious festivals. Among his more important works may be named Women Gleaning, and The Day after St Sebastian's Day (1855), which gained him a third-class medal; Blessing the Fields (1857), a second-class medal; Erecting a Calvary (1859), now in the Lille gallery; The Return of the Gleaners (1859), now in the Luxembourg;
Private Collection.Colonel Gilbert R.J, Over 50 years in the same collection.
Without the frame 47" x 37"
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