Mule track in Old Castilla

Gustave Colin

1828-1910

Dated 1895, oil on panel 26 X 35 cm, mounted in a beautiful frame of wood and gilded stucco 42 X 50 cm. Annotation of the title and the signature of the Artist’s hand on the back of the panel.
This charming impressionist study shows us two characters in hat, scarf and red belt typical of the region mounted on mules and walking towards the city in the distance on a path crushed by the sun whose heat makes the air vibrate around the animals and their animals. riders. When in the spring of 1874, a group of painter friends, many of whom had their paintings refused at the Salon, decided to make an exhibition parallel to this one, around a painting “Impression, rising sun” by a certain Claude Monet , which was to give their nickname (mocking at the time!) to the Impressionists, were works by Pissarro, Cézanne, Boudin, Degas, Renoir, Morisot and… Gustave-Henri Colin. Although a native of Arras, he discovered the Pyrenees when he was 30 and married in Ciboure in the Basque Country, which he surveyed all his life to bring back works, some of which were extremely successful.

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