Louis LE BAIL (1866 – 1942)
Landscape, circa 1900, with contrasting, Gauguinesque tones and composition.
Oil on canvas
Monogrammed lower right
Dimensions: 38.5 x 49 cm Inches: 15.16 x 19.29
With frame: 55 x 66 cm Inches: 21.65 x 25.98
Louis Le Bail was born in Mayenne, where he painted many landscapes. He belongs to the artistic style of naturalism; landscape is his favorite subject. He was strongly influenced by the Impressionists and the precursor of Post-Impressionism, Cézanne.
He exhibited landscapes at the Salon des Indépendants from 1905, then at the Salon d’Automne and the Salon des Tuileries.
– Benezit dictionary
– Gérald Schurr, 1820-1920, les Petits Maîtres de la peinture : valeur de demain, Éditions de l’Amateur, 1982, p. 121
– PARIS, Musée d’Orsay