This landscape depicts only one scene, and is not as detailed as The Harvesters. Jules Breton was from a rural region in the north western part of France. Format 82 x 49 cm. He was one of the best known painters of his period in his native France as well as England and the United States. The fact that Jules Breton was so successful in America makes it highly probable that there are some forgotten masterpieces hanging on walls, the value of which may be unbeknown to their owners. This is now in a private collection in Belgium. The Reapers Start to the Fields Asleep in the Woods The End of the Working Day A Pardon in Kergoat A Pardon in Kergoat detail Young Mother Nursing Her Child Gleaner Returning from the Fields Girl with a Rake The Shepherd's Star Breton Peasant Holding a Taper Love Tokens A Breton Laundress Girl Knitting Calling in the Gleaners Evening The Little Gleaner Setting Out for the Fields The Grape Harvest The Water Carrier Woman with a Taper The Gleaner The End of the Working Day Fire in the Haystack Last Flowers Peasant Girl Resting The Weeders The Gleaner The Morning Summer Dawn The Recall of the Gleaners study The Harvest Guarding the Cows Study for the Snack The Last Gleanings St John's Eve Weeds Young Girls Going to the Procession The Lecture Rainbow The Washerwomen of the Breton Coast Pardon detail The Little Couturiere Chilled Cherry Foot The Flax Spinner Young Woman in a Field Poet of Light The Wounded Seagull The Blessing of the Wheat in Artois Seated Woman in a Landscape Gleaners at Sunset The Vintage at the Chateau Lagrange Pensive Young Girl Springtime Street of Calais The Gleaners The Song of the Lark Another example of a today virtually unknown figurative painter of the 19th century- Sincere and authentic works of art.
But he had discovered that he was not born to be a historical painter, and he returned to the memories of nature and of the country which were impressed on him in early youth. Depending on the complexity, the level of detail, and the size of the painting, we'll need 6-7 weeks to make the painting. After his two long visits to work on this, Breton took time to travel around the south and south-west of France, before returning to Courrières. Already have a frame or would like to purchase one locally? The second painting, 'Peasant Girl Knitting', is typical of the type of inspiration he drew from scenes of peasants, and rural life. With the numbered limited edition certificate applied on the reverse side. The dominant subject matter in both paintings is peasant life and its relationship to nature. Jules Breton 1827—1906 , The Close of Day 1865 , oil on canvas, 65.
In his later years he moved from realism to symbolism, while keeping his subject matter fairly consistent. Hand-Painted Art Reproduction is an expensive product, and the risks of damaging a painting stretched on a frame during transportation are too high. He received commissions from the State and his works were purchased by the French Art Administration and sent to provincial museums. The Weeders 1868 is a smaller variant of a painting of the same name which Breton made in 1860, and which was acclaimed when exhibited in the Salon of 1861, and the Exposition Universelle in 1867. The Time it Takes to Make It: If you have chosen a Canvas Print of Jules Breton without a frame, it would be ready to be sent to you within 48 hours. For example, his Song of the Lark 1884 is a favorite at the Chicago Art Institute.
The genre reached its peak and immense popularity in the Dutch painting of the 17th century. In 1846, Breton moved to where he took lessons with and spent some time copying the works of Flemish masters. Jules Breton 1827—1906 , The Weeders 1868 , oil on canvas, 71. Breton visited Brittany several times, believing he had as his name implied Breton ancestry. One of the paintings produced as a result of this new focus was The Weeders, which Breton painted after observing a group of farmers in his home town of picking over a field to clear away weeds and. Jules Breton 1827-1906 Do you think you may own a painting by Jules Breton? In addition to being a painter, Breton was also a recognized writer who published a volume of poems and several editions of prose related to his life as an artist or to the lives of other artists that he personally knew.
Medium: This painting reproduction will be completely painted by hand with artist grade oil paints on a blank linen canvas. With solid wood museum framing, as illustrated. Sometime later 1846 , Breton moved to Antwerp where he took lessons with Baron Gustaf Wappers; he also spent much of his time copying the works of Flemish masters. The canvas structure is perceptible and visible. This landscape depicts only one scene, and is not as detailed as The Harvesters.
In the summer and autumn of 1865, Breton visited Brittany, which was a revelation to him. His brother Emile, an architect by training, and his daughter Virginie were also painters. At the 1867 Universal Exhibition, where ten of his works were on view, Breton received a First Class Medal. Before you invest hundreds of dollars in an authentication investigation, consider our service. Breton, perhaps inevitably bearing that name, was convinced that his family were of Breton origin, and seems to have quickly developed a very deep relationship with the people and countryside of Brittany. We are based in Europe, and quality is our highest priority.
His poetic renderings of single peasant female figures in a landscape, posed against the setting sun, remained extremely popular especially among American collectors. His first efforts were in historical subjects: Saint Piat preaching in Gaul then, under the influence of the revolution of 1848, he represented Misery and Despair. In the 18th century, especially in France, the courtly and gallant painting comes to the fore while in Germany the bourgeois character was emphasised. Unfortunately I have been unable to locate a usable image of the finished painting, The Vintage at Château Lagrange, which Breton completed in 1864 and exhibited at the Salon that year. The Barbizon school was of course also interested in rural peasant themes, as well as nature and landscapes, and Jules Breton was to become one of the primary painters of peasant themes in Nineteenth-century French art.
The act of gleaning the remains of the wheat, a task reserved at the time for women and the poor, became a favorite theme of his in the 1850s. In 1853 he exhibited Return of the Reapers, the first of numerous rural peasant scenes influenced by the works of the Swiss painter. His mother died when Jules was 4 and he was brought up by his father. You may enlarge or reduce the size of the painting by using the upper and lower purple arrows. She is in profile view, and is standing firmly straight gazing out into the sun. The distinctive tower of the church is distant to the right. This depth of stretcher bar provides a more modern look and is not as easily framed at a later date.
In other jurisdictions, re-use of this content may be restricted; see for details. The Rape Seed Harvest 1860 was one of the four paintings exhibited by Breton at the Salon in 1861. After Hunger was successfully shown in and , Breton moved to where he met his future wife Elodie. Image resolution and sizes vary. Breton always liked to draw, and the turning point in his young life came when the Belgian artist, Felix de Vigne came to visit, to look at his uncle's collection of books. Breton's celebration of human values of work, family, home and hearth did not fit into their nihilistic paradigm, despite his poignant and poetic themes painted with a compositional force and sophistication of technique that clearly places him amongst the greatest artists of his time. The Weeders by Jules Breton is, therefore, not framed, and will be sent to you rolled up and packaged in a strong and secure postal tube.
Breton's interest in peasant imagery was, from then on, well-established and what he is best known for today. The painting in the Salon of 1849 was entitled, 'Misery and Despair', and in the Salon of 1850, he exhibited a painting simply entitled, 'Hunger'. Bertin, where he was trained as an academic artist, well aware of genre paintings. Even though the organization of the two paintings are very different, they both convey a sense of simplicity, pleasantness, and humbleness to peasant life. He started painting a succession of works showing the country people of Brittany, including this Washerwoman in Brittany 1865 , and both coastal and rural views. Jules Breton and the French Rural Tradition, ex. Born in a small village himself, Breton drew lasting inspiration from the customs and traditions of rural France.