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  • AUGUSTE BOUVARD | Les Barques


    21½" x 25½" / 55 x 65 cms
    Oil on Canvas


    This original oil painting by Auguste Bouvard depicts a scene of peace and stillness under a changing sky.


    Auguste Bouvard (1875-1956) was born at St. Etienne in France. His early artistic education was undertaken at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he spent three years under a scholarship. His birth name was Eloi Noel Beraud although he signed his paintings Bouvard, Marc Aldine and Pelletier, amongst other pseudonyms but it is by Bouvard that he is best known.

    • Auguste Bouvard's love affair with Venice was instant and enduring. Inspired by the outstanding beauty of the city, his impressionist, warm, colourful and confident landscapes capture its unique atmosphere and charm.


      Widely collected and comprehensively acknowledged as one of the finest Venetian painters ever, comparisons are often drawn with Canaletto, Guardi and Ziem, however many prefer Bouvard's style.


      On his visits to Venice, Rubens Santoro was to become a close friend and mentor. In his early years, Bouvard honed his talents under Constant-Dufeus at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and drawing inspiration from the popular impressionist movement of the time, he developed his appealing style.


      In 1928, Gladwell Patterson, the acknowledged experts of his art, held the first one-man exhibition of Bouvard's work in Britain, from which the late Queen Mary purchased two paintings.


      Read more about Auguste Bouvard. 

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