Figures on a Country Lane

011019Jules DUPRÉ [1811-1889] Figures on a Country Lane
oil on canvas, 37 x 53,5 cm, signed l.l. 'Jules Dupre'

Jules DUPRÉ[1811-1889] studied painting at the atelier of a landscape painter – Diebolt. In 1831 he made his debut at the Salon, where he displayed a painting entitled “Meadow of Belle-Croix”. The greatest impact on his art had a friendship he made with Theodore Rousseau. They travelled around France together,and Dupré had visited also Barbizon few times. Despite the close relationship with the School of Barbizon Dupré did not join the group officially. He was searching for means to express the mystery and symbols in his artworks. Around 1850 he moved to L’Isle-Adam where he started to paint more lyrical pieces.

Dupré’s artwork can be seen in the Parisian Louvre and the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. They are also in the permanent collections of museums in London, New York, and Warsaw.

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