CASTAIGNE J. André
ON THE WAY TO THE STADION (THE OLYMPIC GAMES OF 1896)
Oil on canvas 49.5 x 79.7 cm / 19.5 x 31.4 ins
Signed lower left; label on the back
Painter of genre scenes, town views and landscapes; watercolourist, draughtsman and illustrator.
André Castaigne was a pupil of Jean-Léon Gérôme and a member of the Société des Artistes Français as of 1888. He was a Salon exhibitor between 1885 and 1896, gaining an honourable mention in 1889. He was admitted to the Légion d’Honneur in 1899.
Castaigne is noted for his “Alexandre le Grand à Memphis” [“Alexander The Great in Memphis”].
Label on the back: “33 East 17th St New York; Published in Century Magazine for November 1896”.
Born in the second half of the 19th Century in Angoulême
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 3, p. 545-546.