The Dordogne Valley
Signed Gaston Anglade
Oil on canvas
Without frame : Height : 59 cm (23,2 in.) ; Width : 80 cm (31,5 in.)
With frame : Height : 80 cm (31,5 in.) ; Width : 100,5 cm (39,6 in.)
Charming bucolic landscape representing a sunrise on the banks covered with heather of the Dordogne.
Gaston Anglade, born September 29, 1854 in Bordeaux, was a pupil of Baudet and Léon Germain Pelouse.
Member of the French artists, Gaston Anglade exhibited at the salons des Indépendants, and the salons d’Automne in Paris. Landscape painter, he first tried depicting the views of Bordeaux and the suburbs of Paris before discovering the beautiful valleys of the center of France (Creuse, Lot, Auvergne).
His landscapes characterized by the effects of light on the mauve tones of heather in bloom have become a reference in the representations of valleys.
Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs, Bénézit, éd. Gründ, 1976, vol. I, p.338.