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Jean Victor Bertin
Italian Mountainous River Landscape - French 19th Century Neo Classical art

1827

$104,835.31

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This stunning Neo Classical French 19th century landscape oil painting is by acclaimed French artist Jean Victor Bertin. He was also an early proponent of sketching out doors and direct observation in order to replicate nature later in studio paintings. This superb Old Master painting of great historical interest is of an Italian moutainous river landscape. Central is a hill top town and figures and a cart are in the foreground, evocative of Claude and Poussin. A stunning painting that came from the collection of Lord Wraxall who had purchased it at Sotheby's. His works are housed in all the major art collections worldwide including The National Gallery, The Scottish National Gallery, The Louvre and the National Gallery Washington. Signed and dated 1827 lower right. Housed in a beautiful original ornate frame 37 inches by 29 inches and in good condition. Provenance. Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 28 January 2000, Lot 108 Christie's, London, Old Master Pictures, 27 April 2007, Lot 119. Acquired from the above by Lord Wraxall. Jean-Victor Bertin (1767-1842). Jean Victor Bertin's art is considered a link between two somewhat philosophically opposed, yet parallel traditions in landscape painting that developed in France in the 1800s. Bertin's paintings are firmly rooted in the Neoclassical school of painting, characterized by tight compositions and smooth brushwork, as well as mythological or antique subjects. But Bertin was also an early proponent of sketching outdoors--a practice of direct observation in order to replicate nature in studio-made paintings of imagined, idealized scenes. Bertin encouraged the practice of plein air to his students, and it later it became a respected genre in its own right. Bertin attended the Royal Academy of Painting in Paris, initially as a student of history painting, the most highly regarded genre in a rigidly structured, academic salon system. For three years he studied with history painter Gabriel-François Doyen. By 1788, he discovered an interest in landscape painting and entered the studio of Neoclassical painter Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes. Valenciennes devised a new category, the paysage historique, which infused landscape painting with an idealized, heroic view of history in order to bolster respect for the lowly genre. Bertin embraced it throughout his career. Plein air painting in Italy was a longstanding tradition for aspiring landscape painters. Bertin made scenes of precisely identified Italian locations, suggesting that he may have visited between 1806 and 1808. He painted outdoors in the Ile-de-France region near his home in Paris. Bertin became interested in the interplay of light and shadow on the landscape, something he would later come to pass onto his most celebrated pupil, Jean-Baptiste-Camille-Corot whose art later influenced the Impressionists. Bertin exhibited frequently at the Paris Salons from 1793 until his death in 1842. He was awarded the Légion d'honneur in 1822. His works can be found in numerous French collections, including the Louvre and the Palais de Versailles.

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  • Creator
    Jean Victor Bertin
  • Creation Year
    1827
  • Dimensions
    Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)Width: 25 in. (63.5 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU85317284062

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