Two Romantic paintings depicting a country landscape with mill, and a pastoral scene with shepherds and peasants dancing or discussing. The pastoral, or bucolic, scenes depict life in an idealized manner, with schepherds herding livestock around open areas of land according to seasons and the changing availability of water and pasture. Pastoral scenes were very popular in the 18th century litterature, music and art, in line with Rousseau's ideas in favour of the original harmony between man and nature.
Giltwood frames with original labels marked: "E. Grosvallet / Cadres anciens / Spécialité d'objets de décoration en bois sculpté / Glaces Consoles Trumeaux / Paris VIIIe, 126 Bould Haussmann".
Gouache on paper.
Dim. without frame : W:69 cm, H: 54 cm
Dim. with frame: W:75cm, D:2cm, H:60cm. / Dim: W: 29,5 in - D: ,8in - H: 23,6in.
In overall very good condition, with light wear in the wood due to age.