French impressionist oil painting of Milk Delivery in the ‘Green Venice of France’
A lovely pastoral scene of dairymen and milkmaids delivering milk through the marshes from Coulon in the world-famous Marais Poitevin, or ‘Green Venice of France’
Painted En plein air the impressionist’s method of painting, this instance capturing French rural life on the river.
Presented in its original Montparnasse frame.
The painting is signed lower left (unknown more research needed) and with the label on the verso from the ‘Salon des Indépendants’ Paris 1953. where the painting was exhibited.
The ‘Salon des Indépendants’ allowed the greatest French painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries to finally find an exhibition place even though they were regularly among the “refused” of the great Parisian Salons. The Impressionist painters, always excluded from these Salons and who had to set up their own exhibitions, served as an example here.
Some artists who exhibited to the Independents included Paul Cézanne, Odilon Redon, Georges Seurat, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gauguin, Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Georges Rouault, Edvard Munch and Auguste Renoir. Along with many other as-yet-unknown French painters.
Painting 65.5 cm 2ft 1.1 inches + 51 cm.1ft 6 inches With frame 82 cm 2ft 7inches+ 67 cm 2ft 2 inches