A pair of paintings attributed to Henri Désiré van Blarenberghe (1734-1812); a winter landscape at dawn with peasants and a journeyman beginning their day, together with a view near Naples, travellers passing through a cave with an abandoned caryatid. Painted in gouache on vellum and within period gilt gesso frames.
The works approx: 8.5 inches x 6.25 inches
o.s: 14.25 inches x 12.25 inches
Henri Désiré van Blarenberghe was from a dynasty of painters originally from French Flanders. The family’s first painter was Hendrick van Blarenberghe, (1646-1712) followed by his son, Jacques-Guillaume (1679-1742). Two of Jacques-Guillaume’s sons became painters, Louis-Nicolas and Henri Désiré, 1716-1794 and 1734-1812 respectively. Louis-Nicolas was particularly close to the French court and much of his work was as a campaign painter and war reporter. His two daughters were chambermaids to the children of the French kings.
18th Century & Earlier
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