Oil on canvas featuring a countryside landscape of a tranquil river with a bridge leading to a peasant's home.
Signed and dated on the rear frame support: Remond and 5 février 1835. Sculpted giltwood frame from the same period, decorated with scrolling foliage, palmettes, and floral motifs. Louis-Philippe period.
Jean-Charles Remond (Paris, 1795-1875) was instructed by Jean-Baptiste Regnault and by Jean-Victor Bertin, and in 1821 he won the Grand Prix of Rome for a historical landscape with L'Enlèvement de Proserpine par Pluton. He opened a workshop at the end of 1824 after returning from Rome, and essentially devoted himself to historical landscapes. He stopped exposing his work at the Paris salon after 1848. His travels to Sweden, the Auvergne region in France, and the Calabria region in Italy were also sources of his landscape artistry. Multiple museums throughout France conserve his work, such as in Nantes, Montpelier, Chartres, Angers, Dijon, and Perpignan.
Bibliography: Cabane, Pierre and Schurr, Gerald. Les petits maîtres de la peinture (1820-1920). Paris, Éditions de l'Amateur, 2014, pp. 328-329.
Dim with frame:
L: 17.5 in, W: 2.4 in, H: 14.6 in
Dim: L: 44.5 cm, W: 6 cm, H: 37 cm
Dim without frame:
L: 12,2 in, P: 1,2in, H: 9,1in.
L: 31 cm, P: 3 cm, H: 23 cm.