THE PLACE DE LA REPUBLIQUE IN PARIS
Watercolour and gouache on paper: 19 x 31 cm / 7.5 x 12.2 ins
Signed lower left
Painter of genre scenes, military subjects and (urban) landscapes; watercolourist and painter of gouaches.
Eugène Galien-Laloue was an exquisitly skillful artist, particularly when working with gouache and producing small-scale works. He painted almost exclusively the most pittoresque spots of Paris, notably the Grands-Boulevards. He enjoyed a considerable reputation and painted the happy pre-war period when the city was filled with omnibuses and carriages. His work evokes the atmosphere of turn-of-the-century Paris and retains a documentary value. He also painted landscapes of Normandy, Seine-et-Marne, Marseilles, Italy and Venice and, from 1914 on, began painting military subjects.
Galien-Laloue exhibited from 1877 on at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris.
Paris 1845 - Chérence (Val-d'Oise) 1941
La Rochelle - Louviers - Mulhouse
E. Bénézit, "Distionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 5, p. 1252-1253.