Narcisse-Virgile Diaz de la Peña, ‘Wood Gatherer on a Trail’, ca. 1870, Painting, Oil on panel, Gallery 19C
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Wood Gatherer on a Trail, ca. 1870

Oil on panel
11 5/8 × 16 in
29.5 × 40.6 cm
.
$27,500
Location
Beverly Hills
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Gallery 19C
Beverly Hills

Highly regarded as a superb colorist, Diaz frames his wooded interior with white birch trees whose …

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Hand-signed by artist, signed N. Diaz (lower left)
Narcisse-Virgile Diaz de la Peña
French, August 20, 1808
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Narcisse-Virgile Diaz de la Peña was a painter and lithographer closely linked with the landscape painters of the Barbizon School, though his influences varied widely. Diaz began his training as a painter in the porcelain factory in Sèvres, where he worked alongside and befriended Jules-Louis Dupré. Though his early independent works had mythological, exotic, or literary subjects, Diaz was most devoted to landscape and nature painting. He was strongly influenced by Eugène Delacroix and Théodore Rousseau, though he is perhaps most strongly indebted to Jean-Antoine Watteau’s paintings of fêtes-galantes (the pursuits of the idle rich). Diaz’s own landscapes were characterized by vivid and dense foliage with patches of light or sky; within these setting, he frequently included groups of musicians, peasants, and gypsies.

Narcisse-Virgile Diaz de la Peña, ‘Wood Gatherer on a Trail’, ca. 1870, Painting, Oil on panel, Gallery 19C
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Beverly Hills

Highly regarded as a superb colorist, Diaz frames his wooded interior with white birch trees whose rust-hued leaves and branches form a canopy over the forest floor. From the darkness of the sous-bois, a sunlit clearing appears in the middle ground until a break of trees closes the opening in the distance. Swirling …

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Hand-signed by artist, signed N. Diaz (lower left)
Narcisse-Virgile Diaz de la Peña
French, August 20, 1808
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Narcisse-Virgile Diaz de la Peña was a painter and lithographer closely linked with the landscape painters of the Barbizon School, though his influences varied widely. Diaz began his training as a painter in the porcelain factory in Sèvres, where he worked alongside and befriended Jules-Louis Dupré. Though his early independent works had mythological, exotic, or literary subjects, Diaz was most devoted to landscape and nature painting. He was strongly influenced by Eugène Delacroix and Théodore Rousseau, though he is perhaps most strongly indebted to Jean-Antoine Watteau’s paintings of fêtes-galantes (the pursuits of the idle rich). Diaz’s own landscapes were characterized by vivid and dense foliage with patches of light or sky; within these setting, he frequently included groups of musicians, peasants, and gypsies.

Wood Gatherer on a Trail, ca. 1870

Oil on panel
11 5/8 × 16 in
29.5 × 40.6 cm
.
$27,500
Location
Beverly Hills
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