Project Description

Charles Olivier De Penne

Dogs at a standstill
Oil on panel
Signed lower right
Dimensions: 56 x 45.5cm
With frame: 86 x 76 cm
Price: 18000 €


Although Charles Olivier De Penne first practiced history painting, he is mainly recognized and appreciated for his hunting scenes and animal representations. He is attached to the Barbizon school.

The present painting illustrates our remarks: the dogs at the stop are seized in full action, one can feel the excitement of the animals tracing a game. The surrounding vegetation is magnified by the free touch and the painter’s colorful palette.

The painter is a pupil of Léon Cogniet at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and of Charles Jacques, painter and engraver of the Barbizon school. Appreciated by critics, it has been awarded several times. He won a second Grand Prix de Rome. De Penne made his debut at the Salon of 1857 and exhibited at the Universal Exhibition of 1889.

Bibliography :

• Guy de La porte, Chasse à courre , Paris, Renaissance du Livre, 2004.

• Claude Marumo, Charles Olivier de Penne in Barbizon and the landscape painters of the 19th century, Paris, Edition de l’Amateur, 1975.

Museums :

• Paris, Collections of the National School of Fine Arts; Chantilly (Condé Museum); Senlis; Reindeer; Gien (Hunting Museum).