Fisherman at the water\\\'s edge
Oil on Canvas : 14 x 22 inches ( 36 x 56 cm )
Inventory # 12681

signed "Trouillebert" (lower right)

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Paul Desire Trouillebert
French, 1828-1900

Taught by Ernest Hebert and Charles Jallabert, Paul Trouillebert painted in the tradition of the Barbizon School, and began exhibiting at the Salon des Artistes in 1865.

Like Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Trouillebert used a consistently cool palette of soft silvers and fine nuances of green with occasional highlights of red, exemplified in this painting by the fisherman’s hat.  Together with the painters of the Barbizon School, Trouillebert found the countryside around Paris, near the town of Barbizon, the forest of Fontainebleau, to be suitable for his settings.  Later many of the Impressionists, Claude Monet Alfred Sisley and Pierre Auguste Renoir among them, would be drawn to the same area.