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In The Cornfield 19th Century Oil Painting Henry Le Jeune


£1,490 | $1,984 USD | €1,688 EUR
Item Number: SA665201
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Rams Head Antiques
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This is a beautiful oil painting on canvas by Henry Le Jeune titled 'In the cornfield' dating from 1876.
Henry Le Jeune was born in London, the son of Anthony Le Jeune, a professional musician of Flemish origin, and the third of five children. After showing an interest early in life in art he was encouraged by his family to study the art collections in the British Museum. He was admitted to the Royal Academy in 1834 where, he won 4 silver medals in succession and then a gold medal in 1841 for the biblical painting "Samson Bursting his Bonds". This painting was exhibited in 1842 at the British Institution. His first exhibited work at the Royal Academy in 1840 was a painting entitled "Joseph Interpreting the Dream of Pharaoh's Chief Butler".
From 1845-48 he taught at the Government School of Design at Somerset house, and from 1848-64 was curator and instructor at the Royal Academy. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy (ARA) in 1863 and an honorary retired associate in 1886.
Le Jeune has paintings in several art galleries in the United Kingdom including those in Wolverhampton and Liverpool.
Le Jeune worked in both oils and watercolours. His works were exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1840-94, at the British Institution between 1842-63, and at other galleries. Early in his career he painted mainly biblical or literary scenes (Shakespeare or Spenser). These included such titles as:
The Infancy of Moses (1842),
Una and the Lion (1842),
Prospero and Miranda (1844),
Ruth and Boaz (1845),
The Sermon on the Mount (1845),
The Liberation of the Slaves (1847), Purchased by Prince Albert,
Ye Daughters of Israel, weep over Saul (1846), (Royal Museum and Art Galleries, Feel Park, Salford)
From the 1850s, he became well known as a genre painter. In this category belong works such as:Little Red Riding Hood (1863)
The Wounded Robin (1864)
Early Sorrow (1869) (The Royal Holloway College, Egham)
Little Bo Peep (1873 and 1881)
Much ado about nothing (1873)
My Little Model (1875)
Children with Toy Boat (Manchester City Art Gallery
The work here is a typical genre work depicting three children conversing in a cornfield. Le Jeune has beautifully captured the moment on a bright English summers day in 1876.
The painting is in excellent condition and is mounted in its original Victorian gilt frame.
The frame measures 50 cms by 65 cms.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 50 cm (19.7")
Width = 65 cm (25.6")
Depth = 7 cm (2.8")

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