roof with thatch

Barbizon school

Oil on canvas 22.5 X 32.5 cm, frame 32 X 41 cm.

When, twenty years ago, I bought this free canvas, I did not know that it would decorate my walls for so long! But it is necessary to grant their freedom to our children and after having protected by a cardboard neutral pH in a beautiful baguette of the period with rich gilding (small accidents) I leave it to find a new owner … This corner of farm with a barn with thatched roof covered with moss is characteristic of the painters who worked in Barbizon in the entourage of the great Corot. Even though the composition with the door open gives much thought to this one, I do not think however that it is his hand. On the art market a work of Theodore Frederic Salmon close to our …

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