A Farm in Summer - 1869

Henri-Joseph Harpignies (1819-1916)

Oil on Panel
30.5 x 46cm
Signed and dated '69

Harpignies remains a mnor painter from the Barbizon period. A close friend of Corot, he didn't really get started until 1860, when he was 41. His only really valid paintings are in the decase of the sixties. This painting has all of the qualities of a major painter - clarity of light, simplicity of statement and wonderful painit quality. If Harpignies had painted like this all of his life, well.....he didn't.
If you can find paintings of this quality they are great value.
A Farm in Summer - 1869