Gaston De Latenay

Diane Chasseresse (36/100), 1896
Original color lithograph
24.13 x 18.63 in
SKU: 6542g
$3,200
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"Diane Chasseresse" is an original color lithograph signed by the artist Gaston de Latenay. It is edition 36/100, which is written in the lower right. This print depicts a number of women in dresses in the woods. The central woman is facing her compatriots in the woods. Her dress is light and appears to float around her with incredibly fine floral print. The color of the print is extremely light yellows, oranges, and pinks, giving the piece a delicate, dreamlike, and sunny quality. 16 3/4" x 11 3/4" art 26 1/4" x 21 1/4" framed Framed to conservation standards. Matted with 100% rag matting and held in a slim gold metal frame. The gold finish of the moulding both compliments and enhances the delicate colors of the lithograph. A great French painter, lithographer, and etcher, Gaston de Latenay (1859-1940) studied briefly at the Academie Julian, Paris, but was mostly self-taught. During his long and successful career, de Latenay stood apart from all movements and schools of artistic thought to develop his own poetic vision of nature. He combined Japanese influences with lyricism. Many Impressionist artists were influenced by his remarkable studies of light effects. This element is clearly evident in his early original etchings and marine compositions. Gaston de Latenay’s art won awards at the Universal Expositions of 1886, 1889, and 1900. By this time his etchings were published by the influential Paris publisher, Edmond Sagot. De Latenay was a full member of both the Societe des Artistes Francais and the Societe des Aquarellistes Francais. Many of his fine landscapes and coastal views depicted scenes in Brittany, Artois, and Belgium. One contemporary scholar wrote of his fine etchings, "He is a master in expressing the melancholy aspect of a beautiful park on a golden autumn evening when the red leaves drop into the calm waters of the Bassin which reflect pale moonbeams filtering through dark trees."
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