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Title Cottage Interior
Alternative Title Dinner Time
Collection Bury Art Gallery, Museum & Archives
Artist Frère, Edouard (French painter, 1819-1886)
Date 1866 (dated)
Signed yes
Description Frère painted the simplistic and sentimentalised beauty of French life in the provinces, and he particularly favoured images of children and family groups in rustic interiors.
Current Accession Number BUYGM:0068:1901
Inscription front ll 'Edouard Frere, 1866'
Subject everyday life (family meal)
Measurements 45 x 35 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel (hardwood {mahogany})
Acquisition Details Given by Thomas Wrigley 1897.
Principal Exhibitions Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 1990.
Notes The panel has been extended at the top and to the left, and three labels have been removed from the back. There was an extensive article written about Frere in Harpers New Monthly Magazine, November 1871, Vol XLIII. 'He exhibited regularly at the Salon in Paris from 1842 to 1886 and at the Royal Academy in London from 1868 to 1885. He specialized in small scale genre paintings in warm colours and adhered to a narrative approach to dramatic subject-matter that was softened by a sometimes rather affected sentimentality.' Quote from; A. Daguerre de Hureaux, 'Frere, (Pierre) Edouard', Grove Art Online, Oxford University Press, 2 March 2006, http://www.groveart.com
Rights Owner Bury Art Gallery Museum and Archive
Author Lisa Howard



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