Enfants gardant les oies
by Paul Druard


GBP Pound Sterling

Country of origin: France

Medium: Oil on panel

Signed: Signed lower right

Dated: c. 1890

Condition: Very good original condition

Size: 5.00" x 9.00" (12.7cm x 22.9cm)

Framed size: 12.00" x 16.00" (30.5cm x 40.6cm)

Provenance: Private french collection

Further information

See images below for a photograph by the painter of the same subject taken in 1890

Artist biography

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Paul Druard was born in 1868 near the town of Bresse close to the Swiss border north of the city of Lyon. Druard worked as a photographer and painter and exhibited in Lyon before having his work accepted by the Paris Salon in 1889 and then exhibiting there. He died in 1908 of an unknown illness meaning his artistic output was highly limited. An exhibition of photographs by Paul Druard and Albert Gibaud was held in 2014  at Le Château de Pierre-de-Bresse which was owned by Gibaud's family.  Interestingly in that exhibition was a photograph of the subject of the painting we currently have in stock. Druards work is very rare with only 3 other known examples existing today.