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Pierre Jean Edmond Castan
Lost in the Woods, 19th Century French Romanticism Painting

1875

$12,500

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Artist: Edmond Pierre Jean Castan Title: Lost in the Woods Medium: Oil on Panel Year of Work: 1875 Signed: Lower Left Dimensions: Framed 18.5" x 16.5" x 3.25" Unframed 6.25" x 4.25" Edmond Castan (1817-1892) was a French artist born in Toulouse in Haute-Garrone who specialized in capturing simple moments of daily life, interior scenes of peasants and children playing games. A pupil of neoclassical painter Francois Gerard, he also followed the teaching of Martin Drolling in Paris. Castan began his exhibition career in the Salon of French Artists in 1868. In 1875 he began sending portraits to the Salon and continued to do so through 1880. His very fine technique and the multitude of details he brings to his compositions are readily noticeable in Lost in the Woods. The children bring a particular freshness to this work as they stand facing three directions musing over which path to take. The eldest child, with a reassuring arm around the young girl, is trying to remember where they began their journey and the young boy is clutching the dress of the younger girl to steady himself against a dark and frighteningly unfamiliar forest in the background. Suddenly the fragrant floral bouquet has lost its charm as the three young adventurers ponder the uncertainty of being completely lost. The oil on panel is ensconced in multiple wood mats and completed by a delicately carved wood frame which measures 16 ¼ x 18 3/8”. The work is in excellent condition, signed Edmond Castan in the lower left and dated 1865. Condition: Painting is in excellent condition with original wooden frame. Frame has been repainted gold.

Details

  • Creator
    Pierre Jean Edmond Castan (1817 - 1892, French)
  • Creation Year
    1875
  • Dimensions
    Height: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)Width: 16.5 in. (41.91 cm)Depth: 3.25 in. (8.26 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Saint Augustine, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU136327425512

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