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Landscape with Figures, (painting)

Diaz, Narcisse Virgile d. 1876
Exhibition Catalogs
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 236
October comes, go to the heights of the valley of the salle, or picture speaks for itself. Of the great artist who painted it, Jarves says in art thoughts: 'He is charming in his genre landscape motives, in which he introduces little children, lovely women or classical nymphs, amorini or whatever best affords him scope for his rich flesh-tints, in contrast with magnificently colored draperies on the deep greens and browns of vegetation.' Roger Ballu says of him in the Gazette des Beaux Arts: 'He has attached his name to one aspect of nature. When October comes, go to the heights of the vally of the salle, or in the thickets of bas-breau, wander in the midst of the superb vegetation, *** where play all shades, the dark green, the brown, the golden yellow, the bright scarlet; and, seeing this magnificient twinkling of autumn tints, you will surprise yourself saying "behold a diaz."' No better comments on this picture could be made than those embodied in the two extracts above quoted."
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Gallery of D.W. Powers, Rochester, N.Y. with Explanations and Sketches of Painters by C.C. Merriman. Rochester, N.Y.: E.R. Andrews, Book and Job Printer, Aqueduct Street, 1877.
Artist nationality: French.
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Control number:
AECI 04120195
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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