Drawing of Fontainebleau Forest
Pierre Auguste Brunet Houard (1829 - 1922)
Pencil, colored pencil, gouache, paper
8 x 4 1/2 (16 3/8 x 12 1/4 frame) inches
A highly skilled and charming representation in pencils on paper of the Forest of Fontainebleau, in the village of Barbizon outside Paris.
Pierre-Auguste Brunet-Houard was a noted painter who made is debut at the Salon in 1861. In the 1850s, Brunet-Houard moves to Fontainebleau where becomes part of the Barbizon School of painters working to protect the unique and beautiful forest from being exploited and over-developed.
Brunet-Houard made and kept numerous sketches in an effort to keep documentation the forest that he so loved.
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