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    Sale 5404

    Nineteenth Century European Art

    19 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 34

    Henri Joseph Harpignies (French, 1819-1916)

    A woodland pool at twilight

    Price Realised  

    Henri Joseph Harpignies (French, 1819-1916)
    A woodland pool at twilight
    signed 'h Harpignies' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    19 x 27¼ in. (48.2 x 69.2 cm.)


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    Harpignies became a student of Achard in Paris in 1846. Until 1852 they travelled around Belgium, Germany and Italy. He was a close friend of Corot and familiar with followers of the Barbizon school, whose methods and principles he adopted to a certain extent. His first great success came at the Salon in 1861, after which he exhibited regularly. He then spent much of his time painting in Italy. In 1886 he received an award for "Le Soir dans la campagne de Rome", which was acquired for the Luxembourg Gallery.

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    We would like to thank Madame Robert Hellebranth for authenticating this work on the basis of a photograph.


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    We would like to thank Madame Robert Hellebranth for authenticating this work on the basis of a photograph.