"Animated Banks View, Drawing By Baraignie, 1781"On the banks, drawing by Baraignie.
Signed and dated RB. De Baraignie, 1781
View of the quay of a village on the banks of the river, animated by boats and herds, evoking the "sweetness of life" of the late eighteenth century. The scene is certainly represented on nature, but we have not been able to determine its location.
Several large city hotels frame a medieval church. The hotel on the left of the tree is a good example of the first third of the eighteenth century, rather typical of the northern half of France, thus suggesting that the scene would be on the banks of the Seine or the Loire.
Pen, black ink and watercolor on paper.
27,5 cm by 42,5 cm
XIXth century frame of 65,5 cm by 52,5 cm - some lacks.