J. Vuillemot – The Young Swineherd – Circa 1860
Excellent oil on canvas depicting a rural landscape with a small hamlet next to a road. In the foreground, a young shepherd with a pig and a few sheep. A windmill and an ox-drawn cart at the end of the road complete the scene. Superior quality and very decorative work. Signed J. Vuillemot in the lower left corner, this painting was sold at the Parisian auction house Hôtel Drouot on April 26, 1904. In the exhibition catalog, it appears as lot number 86: “Vuillemot - Le Petit Gardeur de porc”.
We have no biographical information on the artist, except that his works were auctioned at Drouot in 1894, 1899, 1904 and 1905.
Sources: Archives de France.
Artist: J. Vuillemot.
Signed in lower left corner.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Very good condition.
Dimensions: 38 x 58 cm. / 15 x 23 in.
Frame: 56 x 73 cm. / 22 x 28 ¾ in. Gilt wood, very good condition.
Antique Oil Painting, 19th Century French Rural Landscape, Signed Vuillemot
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