Drizzle over the Rhune 1903

Gabriel Roby

1878-1817

Oil on canvas 50 X 61 cm dated 1903 (!), Mounted in a carved and gilded wooden frame circa 1900, 67 X 76 cm, slightly bumpy and showing wear. Two small restorations very well done, invisible from the front.

As I said about Charles Ogier, whose works we regularly present, one of the greatest challenges, but also one of the greatest satisfactions of our profession as art dealers is to rediscover a painter who has been forgotten but whose talent is indisputable and of put it back in the spotlight for the greatest joy of amateurs. This surprising modernity painting that we offer is the work of Gabriel ROBY, a wonderful Basque painter who studied at Bonnat and died too young at the front.

For those who only know the Basque country with the blue sky postcard on the ocean with lively waves of surfers, ask yourself the question of why it is so green! This “drizzle on the Rhune” with a muted palette of violins and greens, bronze or Veronese, is incredibly modern, as much by the subject, bold, as by the Japanese composition close to its contemporaries Nabis … La Rhune, emblematic mountain of the Basque Country is a bit sacred for its inhabitants, in a way the Mount Fuji of the Basque Country!

Do not hesitate to ask us for photos or additional information by email or phone. See also our “Vulture Cliff” of the same. In partnership with Galerie Lafouresse, we are specialists in paintings on the Basque Country, the Landes and the Arcachon Bassin.

image
Related projects
Mum and girl in the living room

Henri Caro-Delvaille 1876-1928 Oil on canvas 73 X 61 cm, mounted in a large gilt frame “with ears” 85 X 95 cm. There are anecdotes that cannot be

Lire la suite

The rainbow catcheur 1984

Vérorique Wirbel 1950 – 1990 Mixed media triptych on paper mounted on original canvas 162 X 130, 162 X 113, 162 X 130 cm, mounted in boxes

Lire la suite

Young Kabyle in Burnous

Marcel Canet 1875 – 1959 Huile sur toile 55 X 28 cm marouflée sur panneau montée dans un cadre chêne plat à biseau doré 67 X 41 cm. Circa

Lire la suite


sailor’s Wife, woman of sorrow

René de Pauw 1887 – 1946 Oil on panel 110 X 100 cm, mounted in a flocked frame with golden patina 125 X 114 cm, signed and located Heist

Lire la suite

Gypsy dance at Santa Cruz

François Maurice Roganeau 1883 – 1973 Oil on canvas 73 X 60 cm, mounted in a beautiful Parnassian frame 94 X 80 cm, signed and located

Lire la suite

The golden moor

Louis Marius Gueït 1877 – 1956 Oil on canvas 41 X 61 cm mounted in an original gilded frame 55 X 75 cm. He was a pupil of Louis Cabié, but

Lire la suite


Sunset on the ocean

Louis Augustin Auguin 1824-1903 Oil on canvas 43 X 73 cm, mounted in a superb frame “Barbizon” 68 X 95 cm. You know how much I love

Lire la suite

A young mother

French school circa 1800 Oil on paper mounted on cardboard 16 X 16 cm, mounted in a pretty gilded frame 20 X 20 cm from the House “Au

Lire la suite

At the beach

Gaston Hoffmann 1883-1977 Oil on canvas 29 X 42 cm mounted on panel and mounted by a gilded Marie-Louise in a beautiful 50 X 66cm rock frame, not

Lire la suite


Picking in an arcadian landscape

Joseph Lailhaca 1876 – 1920 Oil on canvas 38 X 46 cm, mounted in a Parnassian frame 54 X 62 cm. The Bordeaux artist, who died too

Lire la suite

Galerie Lhoste