G. Montagny – Lazy River – Barbizon School – Circa 1865



Barbizon School inspired landscape painted around 1865. It depicts a magnificent naturalist scene of a lazy river and lush wood under a cloudy sky reflecting intense colours at dusk. The artist’s brush technique and use of light would make him a precursor to the impressionist movement.


Artist: Unknown.

Signed lower right: G. Montagny (?).

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Condition: Excellent condition. Recent cleaning. Original stretcher. 

Dimensions: 42 x 56 cm. / 16 1/2 x 22 in.

Frame: 52 x 66 cm. / 20 1/2 x 26 in. Wood frame.

Origin: Private collection, France.