"Claude Ponthus Cinier, Landscape Of Provence Or Italy 19th"Claude A Ponthus-Cinier (1812-1885) Landscape of Provence or Italy Claude Antoine Ponthus Cinier (1812-1885), oil on canvas signed lower right to note an old snacks in the sky, Frame damaged many misses, see photos. Format 45cm x 61cm and 63cm x 79cm with the frame Antoine Ponthus-Cinier, is a French painter born in Lyon on August 29, 1812 and died on January 17, 1885. He is considered one of the leaders of the neo-Lyon movement. classic and adopts an Arcadian style. His works cover all the sites in the Lyon region. He claims the heritage of 18th century vetudist painting represented at the time by Giovanni Antonio Canaletto, seeking to bring a more romantic atmosphere. Joined in 1829 at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, where he does not seem to have entered, he later became Paul Delaroche's pupil in Paris. He became a renowned painter in 1841 by obtaining the Second Grand Prix of Rome for the historical landscape with Adam and Eve driven out of the Terrestrial Paradise. He spent two years in Italy between 1842 and 1844 and stayed in Florence, Rome, Genoa and Naples. This trip to Italy will strongly influence his artistic productions1. On his return, he made a long journey in Dauphine, Dombes, Provence, the Alps, Savoy and the Pyrenees and finally settled in Lyon and stayed there until his death. He became a member of the Society of Aquafortists of Paris where his engravings meet a great success. He exhibited historical landscapes and simple landscapes in Lyon between 1837 and 1885, in Paris between 1841 and 1867, in Rouen in 1869 and in Dijon in 1881. These exhibited works are paintings, Chinese ink gouache, watercolors and some waters -fortes. He bequeathed by will to the city of Lyon 50 wash, his notebooks of reasons in three volumes, drawings and a rent of 1,000 francs for the distribution of a prize that bears his name (annual competition of "Landscape at the point of decorative view ") awarded by the School of Fine Arts in Lyon His studio was sold in Lyon in March 1885. The Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon, Chalon-sur-Saone, Besançon, Brou and Chambéry own his works.