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Theophile Louis Deyrolle (French, 19th Century)

La Fin de la Journée des Faneuses (The End of the Harvesters' Day)

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Theophile Louis Deyrolle (French, 19th Century)
La Fin de la Journée des Faneuses (The End of the Harvesters' Day)
signed 'TH Deyrolle' lower left
oil on canvas
35¼ x 50¼in. (89.5 x 127.7cm.)
Literature
J. LePaul, Gauguin and the Impressionists at Pont Aven, New York, 1987, p.13 (illustrated), as Haymaking near Pont-Aven and listed incorrectly as Salon, 1900
Exhibited
Paris, Société des Artistes Français, Salon of 1898, no. 670

Lot Essay

Deyrolle debuted at the Salon of 1876 and subsequently became a regular contributor to the exhibitions. He was a member of the Société des Artistes français who had studied under both Bouguereau and Cabanel. He received distinction at the Salons of 1881, 1887 and 1889, and a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1900.

Many important painters fell under the spell of Pont-Aven in the 19th century, one of the most famous being Paul Gauguin. Like Deyrolle, he was attracted to the charm of countryside and the people. However, the vision of each arist was different: Deyrolle painted Pont-Avenin in traditional , Academic style while Gauguin used it as a subject for modern painting.
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