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Title Landscape
Collection Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
Artist Delrieux, Etienne (French artist, active late 19th century)
Date Earliest about 1870
Date Latest about 1874
Signed yes
Description Etienne Delrieux was a painter of genre scenes and military subjects. He made his debut at the 1870 Salon, so this painting must have been bought by John and Joséphine Bowes at the start of his career. It is a pleasant country scene in the Barbizon vein, where the eye of the viewer is led along the path to the back of the picture. The well-balanced composition mixes horizontal and vertical lines. The figure in the middle ground and the village on the right add a human dimension to the beauty of nature.
Current Accession Number B.M.248
Inscription front ll 'Delrieux'
Subject landscape; figure; animal (dog)
Measurements 75 x 95 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by the founders John and Joséphine Bowes 1885.
Notes The approximate dates correspond to the artist's debut at the Salon (1870), and to the date when John Bowes virtually stopped collecting (1874).
Rights Owner The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
Author Dr Maylis Hopewell-Curie



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