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W L Picknell 19th C Oil Painting Spring in Pont-Aven

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W L Picknell 19th C Oil Painting Spring in Pont-Aven

Paintings by this artist have sold as high as $75,000 at auction.

CONDITION of the canvas and image is very good, with craquelure, perhaps two extremely minor surface scuffs, an accidental & unnoticeable small dab of gold paint lower right corner, we assume when that section of the liner was touched up. The substantial gilt frame needs repair, as well as the liner. We have a few relief pieces from the upper edges, but not all of that which is missing.

WILLIAM LAMB PICKNELL (American, 1854-1897) "Spring in Pont-Aven," circa 1879 Oil on canvas 22 x 18 inches (55.9 x 45.7 cm) Signed lower left: "Wm. L. Picknell, Pont- Aven, 1879."

EXHIBITED: Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York; The University of Kansas, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas.

Landscape painter, William Picknell, is known for the quality of light in his plein-air paintings, which is often intense, clear, and crisp. Picknell's love of nature was nourished by two American painters associated with the Hudson River School, George Inness (1825-1894) and Robert Wylie (1839-1897)--although both of them actually spent large parts of their careers abroad. An active member of the expatriate community of American landscapists in Europe, Picknell studied with Inness in Rome and Wylie in Pont-Aven, Brittany. Pont-Aven, a small tidal river port in France's westernmost region, was ripe with beautiful scenery and hospitable people. A recent invention of the paint tube enabled artists such as Wylie and Picknell to work outdoors. Pont-Aven attracted numerous influential artists in the late nineteenth century including Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Emile Bernard (1868-1941), and Paul Serusier (1864-1927). [Artist biographical notes: courtesy AskArt]

Painting and Frame will ship separately to allow us to carefully wrap the frame in an effort to prevent further damage. $125 US Shipping.

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