Oaks at a lake with Water Lilies
Jacob Isaackszoon van Ruisdael (Dutch, 1628–1682)
Oil on canvas, 1422 x 1166 cm, 1652.
Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
On the Lyd, Devon
William Widgery (British, 1822–1893)
Oil on canvas, 45.8 x 30.7 cm, 1875.
Royal Albert Memorial Museum.
Albert Lebourg, French. Active during both impressionism and post-impressionism. 1849 - 1928
Notre Dame de Paris, View from the Quay de Tournelle, ca.1895
In the Fourth Impressionist Exhibition of 1879 Lebourg exhibited 30 works with Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Edgar Degas, presenting paintings and drawings executed in Algiers. In the Fifth Impressionist Exhibition of 1880 he exhibited 20 works depicting Rouen, Paris and Algiers. In 1883 he was admitted to the Salon (Paris) with his work entitled Matinée à Dieppe. In 1887 he exhibited at the acclaimed Les XX exhibition, with Walter Sickert, Camille Pissarro, Berthe Morisot and Georges-Pierre Seurat exhibit, with Seurat and Signac present at the opening. The major work shown is Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.
He wrote at the time:
"I will paint often at the banks of the Seine: Nanterre, Rueil, Chatou, Bougival, Port-Marly. These are a source of themes and very beautiful landscapes".
Lebourg remained occupied in all four seasons painting animated scenes of the Seine in and near Rouen and Paris. He energetically painted in Auvergne, Normandy and Île-de-France, finally settling in Puteaux where he remained from 1888 to 1895, availing himself to the surroundings of Paris, painting what he would regard as his best works.
He became a member of the Société des Artistes Français beginning in 1893.
French sculptor (b. 1814, Paris, d. 1894, Paris)
Marble, height 127 cm
French sculptor. His father was a designer of bronzes, silverware and furniture. He began his studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1831 as the pupil of David d’Angers and Paul Delaroche. At twenty-two he obtained the second grand Rome premium, at twenty-eight the first prize for a figure of Diomede capturing the Palladium. He exhibited at the Salon in 1842 a Conqueror at the Olympic Games; in 1849 the famous statue of Penelope Asleep, which Duke Luynes bought for the Castle of Dampierre, and obtained the Honour Medal and a pension of 4.000f. At the Salon of 1852 he exhibited a statue of Truth, which was bought for the Luxembourg Gallery, at the Universal Exposition of 1855, a Cornelia, a Bacchante, and a remarkable bust.
Cavelier made the two statues which were placed above the clock of the former Hotel de Ville of Paris, the statue of Francis I which was in the Court of Honour; a group of Fame Rewarding the Arts, which was at the façade of the Apollo Gallery; a statue of St Matthew for the portals of Notre Dame de Paris; the caryatides of the central pavilion in the new Louvre, and statues of Abélard and of Blaise Pascal for the Louvre and the Tour Saint-Jacques.
In 1865, he became Duret’s successor as a member of the Institute. He was an Officer of the Legion of Honour since 1861. He had the reputation of being an exemplary teacher, devoted to his pupils.
The sculptor in this statue - originally entitled Greek Woman Asleep - played with the drapery and the picturesque details of chair, basket, and jewelry. It was exhibited at the Salon of 1849 and was a huge success. It was bought by Duke Luynes for the Castle of Dampierre.
Gustaf Fjaestad (Swedish, 1868-1948)
Oil on panel, 1265 x 770 cm, 1929.