Marie Mathilde Allard
The Farm House
Oil on panel by the French artist Marie Mathilde Allard
Listed in the Benezit «ALLARD Marie Mathilde, born Tournemine. 19th century. French. Portrait artist. Studied with Léon Cogniez. Exhibited at the Salons of 1879, 1880 and 1882»
The painting depicts the courtyard of traditional old timbered and thatched farmhouses, with children - one of them with sailor suit red beret and pompom - heads turned toward a vanishing point which seems to converge at the ocean; a work horse standing in front of a large bucket; a goose and a cat.
A steeple bell tower is sketched in the background.
Signed «Allard» top left
18.5 cm x 24 cm (7” 1/4 x 9” 1/2