UN TEMOIN MUET
Oil on panel: 61 x 45.7 cm / 24 x 18 in
Signed and located 'Paris' lower right; signed and titled on the reverse
Painter of genre scenes and animated landscapes.
Evariste Carpentier was a pupil at the Antwerp Academy. He lived in Paris from 1879 to 1886. The talent and personality of the artist never ceased to develop. After painting religious subjects and a large number of Vendée scenes, he sought in rustic life and the open air those choice subjects that can only be tackled by artists who have the talent to take on the difficulty of painting the human figure in bright sunshine, in the green countryside, and beneath the ever beautiful, harmonious Flemish sky. Carpentier taught at the Liège Academy and was its director until his death.
His “Mrs Roland at Sainte-Pélagie” was exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1886 and his “Farniente, Souvenir of Flanders” at the Salon of 1887.
The current painting has been exhibited at the 1883 Paris Salon (catalogue number 454).
Provenance: Private Collection, Maryland, USA.
Kuurne (Courtrai) 1845 - Liège 1922
Antwerp - Bruges - Courtrai - Liège - Verviers
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Animal Painters; Belgian and Dutch Artists born between 1750 and 1880", Knokke 1998, p. 169.
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 497.
"Evariste Carpentier", published by Mecanart and Gallery De Pypere, 1994.