Narcisse Virgile Diaz De La Pena
This is an original oil on panel painting by French Barbizon master Narcisse Diaz de la Pena. Circa 1860, this view of a peasant woman in the forest has a panel size of 12 1/2X15 7/8 inches, it is signed lower right Diaz. "Diaz was born in Bordeaux to Spanish parents. At the age of ten, Diaz became an orphan, Díaz exhibited many pictures at the Paris Salon, and was decorated in 1851. During the Franco-German War he went to Brussels. After 1871, his works became fashionable and rose gradually in the estimation of collectors, and he worked constantly and successfully. Díaz's finest pictures are his forest scenes and storms, and it is on these that his fame rests. There are several examples of his work in the Louvre, and three small figure pictures in the Wallace Collection, Hertford House. Perhaps the most notable of Diaz's works are "La Fée aux Perles" (1857, housed in the Louvre); "