Project Description

Camille Roqueplan

The boats
Oil on canvas
Signed lower right
Size: 25 x 33cm
With frame: 38 x 46 cm
Price: 2500 €

Camille Roqueplan depicts an atypical navy. Rather than representing ships battered by the waves in full navigation, he represents them on the sand at the edge of the water.

Two fishermen have their backs to us; the painter brightens them up with color dots. The subject is enhanced with anecdotal details: towards the middle of the painting, two baskets are strewn on the ground. The painting is licked, the technique mastered.

Camille Roqueplan is representative of the romantic movement following Flers, Huet, Isabey.
After studying, he exhibited at the Salon in 1922 where he was rewarded several times.

His works have many similarities with those of Paul Huet, alongside whom he worked at that time. He exhibited landscapes, seascapes from Normandy, Brittany, the Pyrenees, the Vosges, and Holland. Around 1830, he held a very busy workshop. Suffering from tuberculosis, he died at the age of 52.

Bibliography :

• Lydia Harembourg, Dictionary of French landscape painters in the 19th century,
• “Camille Roqueplan”, History of painters from all schools

Museums :

• Paris (The Louvre, Museum of Romantic Life), Saint-Petersburg (Hermitage Museum), London (Wallace collection)
• Bordeaux, Chantilly, Dijon, Fontainebleau, Lille, Marseilles, Montpellier, Versailles