Gabriel Bouret (FRENCH, 1817-1890)
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Gabriel Bouret (FRENCH, 1817-1890)

Travellers resting in a clearing

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Gabriel Bouret (FRENCH, 1817-1890)
Travellers resting in a clearing
signed and dated 'Gel. Bouret. 1843.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
64 ½ x 92 in. (163 x 235.5 cm.)
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All sold and unsold lots marked with a filled square in the catalogue that are not cleared from Christie’s by 5:00 pm on the day of the sale, and all sold and unsold lots not cleared from Christie’s by 5:00 pm on the fifth Friday following the sale, will be removed to the warehouse of ‘Cadogan Tate’. Please note that there will be no charge to purchasers who collect their lots within two weeks of this sale.

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Lot Essay

Like Théodore Rousseau, Gabriel Bouret was a pupil of Jean Charles Joseph Rémond (see lot 16) at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. The influence of Rémond can be seen in this composition: the use of a wide open plain in the foreground, offset against a distant but considered horizon line.

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