A deer stands in front of a tree, with tail towards the viewer. There is a creek that runs along the left side of the image. It is a heavily wooded area with stones in the creek and brighter green grass on the right side.
Realistic looking wooded area with just a deer in the image among nature.
This enamel roundel depicts three figures in an interior. In the foreground a man with a soft pointed cap maneuvers small round loaves of bread in an oven with a long wooden paddle. Behind him a woman with an elaborate headdress and another figure prepare more loaves for baking. The silvery gray tones of this grisaille enamel impart the scene with a subtle luminosity.
This enamel roundel, which probably decorated a piece of tableware, depicts a baker arranging bread in his oven while two women prepare more loaves behind him. This tranquil scene of baking once accompanied eleven other roundels, each portraying a different labor representative of one of the months of the year. Although no indication of the particular month appears in this enamel, other closely related works reveal that it represents December.
Bust-length, three-quarter view of a man with thick black beard facing slightly left, dressed in black with scarlet ribbon of the Legion of Honor on his lapel against a neutral background.
This is a portrait of Baron Pierre Paul Désiré François Pérignon (1800-1855), a political figure in France known for his liberal convictions. He was elected Député for a district in Champagne (1837-48), and following the revolution in 1848, was elected “Représentant du Peuple” serving as a member of the Conseil d’Etat where he helped draft a new constitution.
Couture’s concentration on the somber features and averted gaze, along with the scarlet ribbon of the Legion of Honor, bright against Pérignon’s dark lapel, seem to signal the reticence and elegance of the Baron’s character and serve as a marker of his social distinction.
Signed, in plate, l.l.: A. Watteau pinxit L.R. Crepy Sculp. Titled, in plate, lower margin: LA PERSPECTIVE / Gravé d'apres le Tableau original Péint par Watteau, haut d'un / pied 9. pouce sur un pied 5. pouce delarge.; PROSPECTUS. / Scalptus juxta Exemplar à Watteaus depictum altitudo 1. pedum cum 9. uncüs, et latidudo 1. pedes cum 5. continet. Two overlapping stamps, on back: Both probably from Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin; oval stamp is Lugt 1609.
This painting depicts a quiet rural scene. A river runs back into space from the foreground into the distance, flanked on either side by green trees along the banks. A twilight sky dominates with salmon and blue hues. Ducks or geese fly just above the trees at right.
Daubigny was a skilled "plein air" painter who created luminous and quiet views of the French countryside and showed regularly in the official juried Salon exhibitions in Paris. This rural river scene has the direct observation and freely applied paint typical of Barbizon paintings. Daubigny constructed a studio-boat from which he could paint views along the Seine and other waterways in France.