Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 13

Gaston Bussiere
Nymph & Butterflies - Symbolist Oil, Nude by River Landscape - Gaston Bussiere

c.1910

US$9,714.92

About

"Nymph aux Papillons" A simply stunning oil on canvas circa 1910 by French symbolist painter Gaston Bussiere. The piece depicts a red-haired nymph dancing a river's edge under the shade of a tree surrounded but butterflies in a kaleidoscope of colours - blues, greens, reds, purples, oranges and yellows. The pink and orange light of the sunset bounces of the nymphs bares skin and reflects in water beyond. Signature: Signed lower left Dimensions: Framed: 34"x29" Unframed: 26"x21" Provenance: Private French collection Gaston Bussière was a pupil of Cabanel, and then of Puvis de Chavannes, at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He exhibited at the Salon from 1885. He took part in the shows of the Rose+Croix in 1893, 1894 and 1895. He received a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900 and was awarded the Légion d'Honneur in 1917. At first a painter of esoteric subjects, he moved to pastoral scenes peopled with nymphs and goddesses. He was enthusiastic about a number of literary works and the operas of Berlioz and Wagner, producing both illustrations of them and paintings inspired by them. Several canvases are drawn from Berlioz, such as the Helen of Troy of 1895, and from Wagner; for example, the Rhinemaidens of 1906, which seems to be an illustration of the third act of The Twilight of the Gods ( Crépuscule des Dieux). Among his illustrations are those for: Saint Julien l'Hospitalier 1912, Herodias 1913, Gustave Flaubert's Salammbô 1921; Honoré de Balzac's The Outlaws ( Les Proscrits); Anatole France's Bee ( Abeille); Théophile Gautier's Enamels and Cameos ( Émaux et camées); E. Gebhart's The Last Night of Judas ( La dernière nuit de Judas); Nocolette Hennique's The Twelve Heroic Labours ( Les douze labeurs héroïques); E. Schulze's The Enchanted Rose ( La rose enchantée). Museum and Gallery Holdings: Mâcon (Mus. des Ursulines): Helen of Troy (1895); The Rhinemaidens (1906)

Details

  • Creator
    Gaston Bussiere (1862 - 1928, French),
  • Creation Year
    c.1910
  • Dimensions
    Height: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Width: 29 in. (73.66 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Very good original condition.
  • Gallery Location
    Marlow, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: LFA06211stDibs: LU41538067282

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Marlow, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Marlow, United Kingdom
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2001
1stDibs seller since 2016
475 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Art Déco Painting, ca. 1910, oil on cardboard. Romantic love scene in the forest
By Gaston Bussiere
Located in Berlin, DE
Painting, around 1910, oil on cardboard. Romantic love scene in the forest. Signed, Gaston Bussiere. With beautiful (original) Art Deco frame. Frame has minimal damage in places. ...
Category

1910s Symbolist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel, Cardboard

Surrealist Painting of a Nude Woman and Horse
Located in Houston, TX
Surrealist painting from 1950 by artist Camilo of a nude woman leading a purple horse through a bright yellow and orange landscape with a small barn in the background.
Category

1950s Surrealist Nude Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

African Contemporary Art - Pacte Mystique
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper

Scène de Sacrifice III - African Contemporary Art
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper

African Contemporary Art - Scène de Sacrifice X
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper

African Contemporary Art - Predator
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic, Watercolor

African Contemporary Art - Scène de Sacrifice VIII
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper, Magazine Paper

African Contemporary Art - Scène de Sacrifice IX
Located in Miami, FL
Senegalese and Swiss visual artist, visual arts teacher, Ousmane DIA has been living and working in Geneva for more than 22 years. A graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in D...
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Archival Paper, Magazine Paper, Canvas, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery