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french country life village scene with washerwoman ardennes ca 1880 eugene damas 18441899 oil on canvas
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SA570172

French Country Life, Village Scene with Washerwoman, Ardennes ca 1880, Eugene Damas (1844-1899) oil on canvas

Price

£540 | $719 USD | €612 EUR
Item Number: SA570172
Date of manufacture: 1880
Current Status: in stock
Seller: Skippings Fine Arts (on Sellingantiques since 3 February 2018)

Description

A beautiful depiction of French village life in the 19th Century by Eugène Damas (1844-1899) and artist particularly renowned for his country scenes.
The son of a blacksmith, Eugene Damas started his studies at the Academie of Fine Arts in Valenciennes. From 1862-1865, he studied with Charles-Gustave Housez, then with the great Alexandre Cabanel in Paris. He exhibits for the first time in 1879, at the Salon des Champs-Elysées. Feeling strongly for his native region, he co-founded the Artistic Union of the Ardennes,
Numerous works by the artist can be found in the Museum of the Ardennes at Charleville-Mézieres, but also in the Fine Art Museums of Rouen and Langres.
Our oil on canvas, painted circa 1880, shows a peasant woman laying out her washing to dry. It is signed at the lower right and measures 38 x 55 cm. The overall framed size is 50 x 68 cm. On the verso are several old labels, which I find quite touching. One, evidently by a former proud owner "Ce tableau appartient  ...show more description

Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1880.

Dimensions

Height = 38 cm (15")
Width = 55 cm (22")
Depth = 1 cm (1")

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Skippings Fine Arts

Norfolk
United Kingdom

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