"The Rainbow" Original Etching After Constant Troyon (1810-1865), 1883
An original etching after French artist Constant Troyon (1810-1865) titled "The Rainbow", 1883. Engraved by French artist Emile Frederic Salmon (1840-1913). Limited Edition of 600. This etching was once exhibited at the "Cent Chefs d'Oeuvre" or "Hundred Masterpieces of Work", an exhibition held June 12, 1883 in the Gallery of Georges Petit, Paris. All archival, museum quality framing. Mind some glare in pictures.
Constant Troyon, (1810-1865), From the very beginning of his artistic career, Troyon was interested in landscape painting, and produced many studies in the forests of Meudon, Compiègne and Saint-Cloud. He presented his first works, still influenced by his Neo-Classical training, at the 1833 Salon. His meeting with the painter Jules Dupré was a decisive moment for him. Dupré encouraged Troyon to work out in the open air, and taught him to observe and appreciate the wild locations of the forest of Fontainebleau as well as the aesthetics of Theodore Rousseau, Camille Corot and Narcisse Diaz de la Peña. However, while still remaining loyal to his friends, Troyon was gradually moving towards animal painting, and achieving considerable success with it. He liked painting dogs, and revealed an exceptional talent as a colourist in his hunting scenes.
Émile Frédéric Salmon, born in 1840 and died in 1913, is a sculptor , engraver and illustrator French. Son of the painter Théodore Frédéric Salmon , he turned to etching etching under the leadership of Pierre Edmond Alexandre Hédouin . His father was invited to St. Petersburg where he stayed from 1896 to 1901 with his family, Émile learning Russian. He married Sophie Cattiaux Julie, daughter of a founding member of the Socialist Republican Party , which gives him four children, the last of which the writer André Salmon .
FRAMED: HEIGHT: 14 in | WIDTH: 12 in
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