DALIGE DE FONTENAY Aléxis Léonard
AT THE FARM
Oil on canvas: 64 x 104 cm / 25.2 x 41 ins
Signed lower right
Painter of landscapes.
Alexis Dalige de Fontenay was admitted to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1831 and trained under Watelet and Hersent. He exhibited for the first time at the Paris Salon in 1833. He was awarded a third-class medal in 1841, a second-class medal in 1844 and he received mentions in 1861 and 1863. As a founding member of the Taylor Association, he was for many years chairman of the accounts committee of this society.
His canvases have the spontaneity of landscapes painted from nature without any retouching.
Paris 1813 - 1892
Bayeux - Montauban - Montpellier - Nantes - Périgueux - Rouen - Troyes
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Parijs 2006, Vol. 4, p. 348.