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Painting Title Landscape with Woman Washing
Alternative Title Sunshine
Collection York Art Gallery
Artist Barau, Emile (French painter, 1851-1930)
Date 1887 (dated)
Signed yes
Description In a summer landscape a woman washes clothes in a stream in the foreground. Émile Barau was a student of Jettel and Gerome, but his landscape paintings were influenced by the work of Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot and the Impressionists. His paintings are also close in theme to the Realist movement, representing the everyday life of the common people in the villages, a subject matter opposite to the historical or mythological themes officially preferred in academic circles.
Current Accession Number YORAG : 652
Inscription front lr ‘Emile Barau 1887’
Subject landscape; everyday life; figure
Measurements 73.6 x 82.6 cm
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Mr. and Mrs. Sykes Rymer through the York Civic Trust, 1952.
Provenance Christie, Manson & Woods, London 10 June 1921, lot 150 as 'Sunshine', purchased by Briggs; A. Coulter, York, from whom purchased by Mr. A.S. Rymer 1952.
Publications PREVIEW. City of York Art Gallery Quarterly, 21, January 1953, vol. VI, p. 131; York Art Gallery Catalogue - Catalogue of Paintings, Vol. III: English and European 19th and 20th centuries, The Reserve Collection, City of York Art Gallery, York, 1974, pp. 3-4; Oil Paintings in Public Ownership. North Yorkshire, London, 2006, p. 237.
Rights Owner York Museums Trust (York Art Gallery)
Author Dr Magdalena Łanuszka



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