Philibert-Leon Couturier Figurative Painting - Time Spent in Reconnaissance
See this artwork in context
View In Room
1 of 9 images

Philibert-Leon Couturier
Time Spent in Reconnaissance

1887

About

Signed lower right, "Léon Couturier" and dated 1887. A substantial oil landscape showing two French cavalry officers engaging in reconnaissance, one leaning against a tree trunk to steady his binoculars, and the other gazing in the same direction, while attendants wait with their horses in the distance. Philibert Léon Couturier first studied with Charles Couturier and, later, with Picot at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, in Paris, to which he was admitted in 1844. He exhibited at the Paris Salon beginning in 1845 and, over the course of a long career, was the recipient of numerous prizes, medals and juried awards. Couturier is represented in the permanent collections of numerous Museums including Montpelier, Reims, Perigeax and Nice, among others. He is well-listed in all major reference works, including Gerald Schur's 'Les Petits Maitres de la Peinture (1820-1920)' and also in Benezit, which gives a signature sample. Reference: Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Vol 4, p. 43; Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Kunstler, Vollmer Supplement, Vol. 7/8, p. 8; Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, 2009/10 Edition, p. 640; et al.

Details

  • Artist
    Philibert-Leon Couturier (1823 - 1901, French)
  • Creation year
    1887
  • Medium
  • Condition
    Excellent. minor craquelure, surface dirt, edge-rubbing; unframed.
  • Dimensions

    H 25.75 in. x W 32 in. x D .75 in.

    H 65.41 cm x W 81.28 cm x D 1.91 cm

  • Gallery location
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Reference number
    LU3441794223

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

Top Seller
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2013
Typical response time: 1 hr
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
View of The Grand Canal
Henri d'Anty
Canvas, Oil
Signed lower left "d'Anty", titled verso "La Gondole" (The Gondola) and painted circa 1955. A vibrant view of the Grand Canal painted alla prima in pure, unmixed and mainly primar...
Surreal Cityscape
Daniel Albert Harris
Canvas, Oil
Signed lower right, 'ZEV' for Daniel Albert Harris and dated "1952-1953" A dramatic, Mid-Century cityscape showing numerous figures, both concealed and partially-revealed, disperse...
New Orleans Street
Marguerite Gonot
Canvas, Oil
Signed lower right, "Gonot", additionally signed verso and titled "Repairmen, New Orleans". A richly-textured, oil cityscape showing a view of an old New Orleans street with a group...
Village Road
Ilio Giannaccini
Canvas, Oil, Board
Signed lower left, 'I. Giannaccini' and inscribed 'Sant Agata Italia'. Oil landscape showing a young woman wearing a rust colored dress, leading a donkey down a dirt path bordered b...
You May Also Like
Ezekiel in the Valley of Dry Bones
Burne-Jones, Philip
Canvas, Oil
Provenance: Sale, Christie’s, London, March 3, 1922, lot 46 (with The Tower of Babel); James Nicoll Private Collection Sale, Sotheby’s, London, March 29, 1983, lot 157 Private...
The Messenger
Adam Dix
Canvas, Ink, Oil
Fluorescent pigment, silk screen, ink and oil on canvas
Romantic Green
Rimi Yang
Canvas, Oil
Rimi Yang was born in Osaka, Japan in 1962. Improvisational and instinctual, Rimi Yang’s paintings are intuitive balancing acts of color, texture, and technique brought forth from a ...
Self Service Laundry
Enid Smiley
Canvas, Oil
An original oil on canvas painting by American female artist Enid Smiley. Enid Smiley (1924-2004) American New York. Born as Enid Ginsberg and later the family name changed to Gilb...

Enid Smiley
A Day in Venice, 1970

$2,695 Sale Price
20% Off
A Day in Venice
Enid Smiley
Canvas, Oil
An original oil on canvas painting by American female artist Enid Smiley. Enid Smiley (1924-2004) American New York. Born as Enid Ginsberg and later the family name changed to Gilb...
Clipper Ship
Unknown
Gold, Canvas, Wood, Oil
An antique American oil painting depicting a Clipper Ship charging through the waves.
Breton Woman with Wheat on her back
Frank Crawford Penfold
Canvas, Gold Leaf, Wood, Oil
Frank Crawford Penfold artist, teacher, lecturer, known for marine/seascape, genre, landscape, and portrait paintings, especially of the Brittany region of France. Penfold came from ...
Cityscape
Enid Smiley
Canvas, Oil
An original oil on canvas painting by American female artist Enid Smiley. Enid Smiley (1924-2004) American New York. Born as Enid Ginsberg and later the family name changed to Gilb...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries