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 Troyon, Constant (French painter, 1810-1865) , Landscape and Cattle

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Title Landscape and Cattle
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Troyon, Constant (French painter, 1810-1865)
Date Earliest possibly about 1830
Date Latest 1865
Signed yes

Troyon is not an artist who is well known today, but during the second half of the 19th century he had an international reputation. By 1860 his works could be seen in London, Vienna, Brussels, Antwerp and The Hague. Associated with the Barbizon School, Troyon was famous for paintings like Landscape and Cattle, which depict domestic animals - usually cows and sheep - in a landscape setting.

The decisive moment in his career had come in 1847 when, during a visit to Holland, he saw the work of the 17th century animal painters Aelbert Cuyp and Paulus Potter. He immediately began to incorporate domestic animals into his own landscapes. It was with such paintings that Troyon was to win fame and fortune. With its low horizon line and flat landscape this painting clearly shows the influence of the Dutch artists.

Current Accession Number 735
Inscription front ll 'TROYON'
Subject landscape; animal (cattle)
Measurements 65.0 x 93.1 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by the sons of James Reid of Auchterarder 1896.
Provenance John McGavin, [;] 1881; James Duncan, [;] 1884; James Reid, Auchterarder
Principal Exhibitions [;] Glasgow Institute, Glasgow, 1861/2, cat. no. 40; [;]Glasgow Institute, Glasgow, 1881, cat. no. 40; [;]Glasgow Institute, Glasgow, 1884, cat. no. 50; Art and Industrial Exhibition, Wolverhampton, 1902; The School of 1830 in France, Wildenstein, London, 1950, cat. no. 65
Publications [;] Glasgow Institute, Glasgow, 1861/2, cat. no. 40; [;]Glasgow Institute, Glasgow, 1881, cat. no. 40; [;]Glasgow Institute, Glasgow, 1884, cat. no. 50; Catalogue of French Painting, Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, 1935, p. 50, ill. p. 317; French School, Volume Two, Illustrations, Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, 1967, ill. p. 102; French Paintings and Drawings, Illustrated Summary Catalogue, Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, 1985, ill. p. 134
Notes Inscribed on back of crossbar: '1579'. Label on frame inscribed '37, Rue Victor Massť 37 / P. Houbert Fils / Doreur Eucadieur / Cadres Dores et Cheve d'Or / Specialiste d'encadrements / Paris'. Label on frame printed 'WOLVERHAMPTON / Art & Industrial Exh. / 1902 / FINE ART SECTION / Title of Picture Cattle / Name of Artist Constant Troyon / Lent by The Glasgow Corporation. (Entries, here in italics are inscribed in black ink.)
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Vivien Hamilton



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