Léon Augustin Lhermitte Figurative Painting - "Jeune Fille" Lhermitte c.19th French Barbizon Young Girl Figure in Landscape
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Léon Augustin Lhermitte
"Jeune Fille" Lhermitte c.19th French Barbizon Young Girl Figure in Landscape

c.1880

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A very meaningful 19th century pastel on paper, superbly highlighted depicting a young girl in the field at harvest. A really beautiful piece of work by the very popular artist. Signed lower left. Circa 1880. Framed dimensions are 19.5 inches high by 16 inches wide. Léon Augustin Lhermitte was the son of a school teacher. He painted from a very early age and settled in Paris in 1863, enrolling in the École Impériale de Dessin. His teacher was Lecocq de Boisboudran. In the early days of his career he earned a living doing illustrations for boxes of sweets and the catalogues of the cabinet-makers of the Faubourg St-Antoine, as well as publishing houses. In 1879 he went to Great Britain, to which he returned frequently. The same year he met the art dealer Paul Durant-Ruel who exhibited his works. He was one of the founders of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, of which he became vice-president. Lhermitte initially produced charcoal drawings which revealed his deep feeling for nature. His first attempt, Banks of the Marne near Alfort, caused a sensation. Following this he executed canvases, showing himself to be a fine landscape artist and a skilful draughtsman. He painted scenes from rural life almost exclusively and benefited from exceptional interest generated by the prizes awarded to the works of J. F. Millet. But although he was very much affected by the work of the painter of Angelus, he himself sought only the pictorial element and not a synthetic translation. Many other French masters of the period share his completely objective vision, for example Bastien Lepage, Roll, J. C. Cazin and Rafaelli. Like them, he put into practice very early on the technique of 'clear painting' made fashionable by the pursuit of Impressionism. But this group of artists borrowed from this method only those elements which appealed to public taste, and ignored chromatic elements. Lhermitte also paid the price for the easy success of those early days. His peasants, which found general favour with the public at the time, nowadays seem rather feeble alongside Camille Pissarro's renderings of the same subject.

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  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Good condition with some minor foxing.
  • Dimensions
    H 12 in. x W 8 in.H 30.48 cm x W 20.32 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Flackwell Heath, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU41532220623
  • Seller Reference Number
    LFA0415
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