This charming panel shows two oil sketches of goats in a sunny landscape, painted by the little-known painter Charles Wislin. Wislin executed the sketches in his typical, flowing brushwork. The sketches were painted directly on an unprimed panel, signed in oil on the bottom left. In the bottom right, he dated the work with pencil, directly in the wet paint: 27 June 82.
Charles Wislin (1852-1932) was born in the small commune of Gray in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, in the east of France. Due to the family fortune, he was able to work without having to sell. As a result, much of his work remained in the possession of his heirs, and his work remains relatively unknown. Wislin trained with Jules Noel and Jean-Paul Laurens, who both had a large number of pupils. In 1880, Wislin has his debut at the prestigious Paris Salon, where he exhibited at least 8 more times. His style is informed to a large extent by the work of the Impressionists, whose use of vibrant colours he also used.
|Medium||Oil on panel|
|Dimensions||23,6 x 14,1 cm|