Eugene Galien Laloue - Country House Along the Seine
Artist: Eugene Galien Lalou
Title: Country House Along the Seine
Medium: Oil on Panel
Dimensions: 24 x 36
This painting is wonderfully rendered with a classic impressionist appeal. The scene depicts a northern French country house with chickens playfully surrounding the cottages front entrance.
Eugene Galien Laloue, a French painter specializing in the depiction of bustling city life, the artist is credited as being instrumental in popularizing street scene painting. Best known for his Impressionist autumnal street scenes, his works often feature prominent Parisian landmarks and their surrounding milieu providing historical insight into pre-20th Century Parisian life. Born in Paris in 1854, he made his debut in 1877 at the Salon des Artistes Français, where he continued to show works throughout the rest of his career. Galien-Laloue died in Chérence, France in 1941. Country House Along the Seine depicts a sunny morning in a humble abode where the serenity of country life lurks just outside the bustle of the city. Soft colors and warming light imbue this oil on board.