33. Léon Richet
Paysanne au Bord d’un Étang
Signed lower left
Oil on canvas, 65.5 x 92.2 cm
– Auction Sotheby’s, London, 16 March 1994, lot 48
– Private collection, the Netherlands
Léon Richet was a French landscape painter considered one of the later exponents of the Barbizon School. Richet sought to record unspoilt nature in his paintings. His passion for light and its effects on clouds and water would captivate and inspire the impressionists some years later.
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