‘’When the Cat's Away’’ by Philibert Léon Couturier (1823-1901)
‘’When the cat’s away’’ oil on panel, signed P L. Couturier lower right, measurements 9 x 12 ½ inches (circa 1890)
Though Couturier painted poultry and farmyards compositions from the start of his career, it was only in later years that this genre began to occupy an essential place in his body of work. Each painting features the similar accessories and atmosphere
Here is an exceptional and wondeful 19th century French carved gold gilt frame
Philibert Léon Couturier is a French animal painter and a famous portrait painter of the 19th century. Born on May 26th, 1823 in Chalon-sur-Saône, this son of vinegar-maker is allowed in the School of Fine Arts of Paris in 1844.
Connected to the School of Barbizon, close friend of Théophile Gautier, he becomes a portrait and animal painter. He is particularly considered as the skill of his art to represent poultry and farmyards. A part of his works is hung in the museums of Chalon-sur-Saône (Denon museum), Saint-Quentin (Antoine Lécuyer museum), Montpelier, Nice, Reims and Poitiers.
‘’The Essence of Line, French Drawings from Ingres to Degas’’
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham (AL) 19 February 2006–14 May 2006
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington (WA) 10 June 2006–17 September 2006
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore (MD) 19 June 2005–11 September 2005
The Dahesh Museum of Art, New York (NY)
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 9 in | WIDTH: 12½ in
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CONDITION: Oil on Panel