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Oil Painting on Canvas by Charles Magnier c.1920

Interesting realist genre painting in oil on canvas by the Provencal French artist Charles Magnier (1883 - 1950) c.1920. Below a pale dusk sky a woman in a red headscarf stands on a hillside with two goats grazing as a figure carrying a large pack walks away from her and towards the sea. Painted with muted colours in a very thick impasto style oils. Signed C. Magnier in the lower right hand corner. Good condition (would doubtless benefit from a clean), presented as found, unframed on a simple wooden stretcher.
An interest in the often very hard lives of ordinary people was a feature of the late 19th.c. Realist movement inspired by artist such as Courbet and Millet and was a notable shift in mood from the idealised view of peasant life often found in tradition genre painting.

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  • Dimensions: Width 39½" Height 20½"
  • Year: c.1900
  • Stock Number: 35858
  • Price: £495