Nympheas on Lake – Saint-Bonnet-les-Oules
by Louis Aime Japy


  • Country of origin: France

  • Medium: Oil on canvas

  • Signed: Signed lower right

  • Dated: c. 1870

  • Condition: Very good original condition

  • Size: 20.00" x 26.00" (50.8cm x 66.0cm)

  • Framed Size: 26.00" x 32.00" (66.0cm x 81.3cm)

  • Provenance: Christies London - 2012

Artwork Biography

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Louis Aimé Japy studied under Français and under Corot. Early in his career he painted subjects in Italy, but he mostly painted scenes in France, especially in the Jura and the Doubs. He began to show work at the Paris Salon in 1864, and won a medal in 1870 and a second-class medal in 1873. He became a member of the Société des Artistes Français in 1883, won silver medals at the Exposiitions Universelles in Paris in 1889 and 1900 and was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 1906.

Museum and Gallery Holdings

Amsterdam: Landscape
Budapest: Shepherd
Langres: Dusk in Brittany; Evening Landscape
Limoux: Moonrise
Morlaix: Brittany, Flock Resting
Roanne: Marshland in Picardy
Salford (Museum and AG): Spring in the Valley of the Somme
St-Étienne: Field Labours in the Ain
Washington DC: Spring in the Mountains; Dusk in Brittany