BARQUE AU FOIN

Paul Trouillebert
BARQUE AU FOIN
Oil on canvas
c. 1880

An original hand-signed Paul Trouillebert oil painting.

(Hay Boat)

c. 1880

Oil on canvas

Signed lower right Trouillebert.

Catalog: Claude Marumo/Thomas Maier/Bernd Müllerschön, Paul Désiré Trouillebert: Catalogue Raisonné de l´oevre peint, Edition Thombe, Stuttgart, 2004, p. 485, no. 0788 (ill.).

16 x 22 inches

Paul Désiré Trouillebert was one of the most distinguished of Camille Corot’s followers. Trouillebert was born in Paris and studied under Jean Jalabert (b.1815), a painter of historical scenes, genre and portraits.  As a landscape painter Trouillebert owed much to Corot both in terms of subject matter, riverbanks and woodland scenes, and in terms of a silvery light, which frequently suffused his work. A Trouillebert painting in the collection of Alexander Dumas’ son was mistakenly taken to be a major work by Corot; such was the similarity of their work. However, Trouillebert was no mere Corot copyist, of which there were legions, his range was considerable, from the silvery toned landscape with perhaps a solitary figure, to a broadly painted scene with vibrant forceful color. Geographically, his range was extensive, subject matter including views of the Seine, Loire, Brittany, the Charantes and La Rochelle. Paul Désiré Trouillebert was a popular, prolific and highly regarded artist in his lifetime, an indication of his reputation being that Edgar Degas was the owner of a Trouillebert oil titled "Bords de la Seine".  Trouillebert was widely collected in his lifetime and has been throughout the 20th Century, the renowned U.S. industrialist Andrew Carnegie counting a landscape in his collection.

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