Impressionism - Jules Dupré 1811-1889 Paysage de l'Isle Adam oil on canvas circa 1860

19th century
Other style
From: 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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    Impressionism - Jules Dupré 1811-1889 Paysage de l'Isle Adam oil on canvas circa 1860


    Collection MLD Antiquités: This emblematic painting by Jules Dupré is not visible in our Gallery, it is kept in our private collection.


    We are honored to be presenting a major Impressionist work by Jules Dupré, the world-famous French painter, exhibited in the greatest museums: Le Louvre, Orsay, Frick Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Arts ...


    This magnificent painting was acquired by the famous collector and philanthropist Henri Rouart. On the death of Henri Rouart, his children auctioned off his immense collection from December 9 to 11, 1912, at the Galerie Manzi-Joyant. The painting, number 197, was acquired by the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune.


    This painting is listed in Madame Aubrun's catalog of works by Jules Dupré, under number 116 on page 82. It is one of the major works by Jules Dupré, and to illustrate this point, it has been in the collections of prestigious collectors and Galleries.


    An oil painting on its original canvas, signed lower left, depicting a Landscape of L'Isle Adam.

    The eye is immediately focused on the quality and technique of the sky, and if we look carefully, we can understand what Vincent Van Gogh wrote to his brother about his admiration for Jules Dupré. The eye then turns to the bewitching trees. Finally, the light emanating from this canvas draws you into the heart of the scene.


    The Beethoven of landscape: The quiet simplicity of Jules Dupré's country paintings conceals a certain lyricism. This is hardly surprising, given that the painter, a passionate music lover, never tired of listening to his mother and his first companion, both musicians, play Mozart or Beethoven. Transposed onto canvas, this musicality is expressed in a symphony of colors orchestrated by light.


    Trees or Sovereign Nature: The tree is the main motif of the painting, dominating the composition with its unshakeable verticality.


    Sizes unframed: H 18.30 In. - W 22.04 In.

    Sizes with frame: H 25.59 In. - W 29.13 In.


    Our painting is in perfect condition, with no accidents or overpainting.

    As some Impressionist and Barbizon painters have expressed their wish not to varnish their paintings, we have decided not to clean them. From our point of view, this painting is destined either to remain in our collection or to enter the collection of a well-informed amateur or a Museum, who will be responsible for cleaning and varnishing it.

    We are presenting it in a gilded wooden frame of the period, which appears to be its original frame.




    Jules Dupré: 1811-1889.


    He was born in Nantes on April 5th 1811 and died in L'Isle Adam on October 6th 1889.

    French landscape painter, pioneer of the French landscape, he left his studio to paint outdoors around Paris from 1830, we can acknowledge him to be one of the pioneers of Impressionism.


    To say that Jules Dupré is a painter of nature is a gentle understatement. Under the artist's brush, there is nothing but woods, fields and clearings, peaceful pastures and bodies of water reflecting a versatile sky. Nothing in his work contradicts his penchant for the landscape, from the first ceramic decorations of his youth to the rural views of L'Isle-Adam - a small town on the banks of the Oise where he settled permanently in 1850.

    More closely associated with the Barbizon school, he stayed for a long time in the shadow of Théodore Rousseau, with whom he had an exclusive and stormy friendship. However, Jules Dupré remains an unclassifiable artist, who borrows as much from Romanticism as from Naturalism, drawing his primary inspiration from the Dutch masters of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the English painter John Constable.


    A realism of the intimate: If he broke with the tradition of classical landscape painting by dedicating himself to outdoor painting from 1830 onwards, he continued to prefer the long days of work in his studio. This singularity differentiates him from the painters of the forest of Fontainebleau, headed by Théodore Rousseau, and leads him to conceive scenes without precise geographical references, whose titles evoke typical landscapes - edge of wood, pond, path, large oaks - and given times - rest after the harvest, sunset.


    Most often confined in a sort of solitary meditation, he freely arranged his canvases, sacrificing to his imagination the primary truth of the scenes depicted, especially from the year 1850 on. The result is interiorized landscapes, which bear the mark of their creator, as if he alone was capable of revealing them to life. "Nature is nothing, man is everything", the painter from L'Isle-Adam liked to theorize, reaffirming the intimate presence of the artist at the heart of all creation.


    Jules Dupré is often described as one of the founders of the Barbizon School, along with Rousseau, Millet, Daubigny, Corot...


    Jules Dupré was congratulated for the quality and expressiveness of his skies by his contemporaries: Eugene Delacroix, Camille Corot, Van Gogh (even though they never met) as evidenced by the writings of the period.


    Henri Rouart: 1833-1912.


    In his fifties, Rouart entirely dedicated himself to his passion as a painter.

    A former student of Corot and Millet, his art is close to the Impressionists. He participated in exhibitions from 1868 and was very faithful to the Impressionist group's exhibitions, being present at seven of the eight exhibitions from the First Impressionist Painters Exhibition of 1874 at Nadar's.


    He became a well-known art collector and benefactor of Delacroix, Courbet, Daumier, Millet, Corot, Dupré, Manet, Berthe Morisot, Toulouse Lautrec, Renoir, Puvis de Chavannes, Pissaro and Degas, among others. Three exhibitions of the Impressionists were held thanks to his financial support and he also helped his friends by buying them many works.

    After his death in December 1912, his daughter and four sons decided to sell his fabulous collection. The sale brought in an astronomical sum and marked the beginning of a boom in the price of Impressionist paintings.


    Fairs - Exhibitions:


    Jules Dupré exhibited at the Salon in 1831 with seven paintings; five paintings in 1833; four paintings in 1834 and 1835; two paintings in 1836. In 1839, he showed seven paintings, landscapes of the Indre, Corrèze and Normandy, before losing interest in the Salon and only reappearing in 1852 with three paintings, and finally in 1867 (World's Fair) with thirteen paintings.




    The exhaustive list of museums that keep works of Jules Dupré in the world would be much too long, we will retain emblematic names:


    Le Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Walters Art Museum de Baltimore, Musée des Beaux Arts de Boston, Art Institute of Chicago, DePaul Universty Museum of Chicago, Cleveland Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, Bass Museum of Miami Beach, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Frick Collection, Menphis Brooks Museum, San Francisco De Young Museum, National Gallery of Art de Washington, Musée National des Beaux Arts de Rio de Janeiro, Ordrupgaard Museum de Copenhague, Statens Museum of Kunst de Copenhague, Musée National d’Art d’Azerbaïdjan à Bakou, National Gallery of Victoria à Melbourne, Musée National des Beaux Arts de Buenos Aires….

    Ref: S9H19W4XC9

    Condition Very good
    Style Other style (Landscape Paintings of Other style Style)
    Period 19th century (Landscape Paintings 19th century)
    Country of origin France
    Artist Jules Dupré (1811-1889)
    Length (cm) 56
    Height (cm) 46,5
    Materials Oil on canvas, Gilded wood
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 93400, Saint-Ouen, France
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