"Paul Vayson (1842-1911)"French school 19th century `` Pigs and turkeys in front of the cottage '' Oil on canvas signed lower right (Old re-linings) dimensions 23 ¾ x 32 inches (Vintage gilded wooden frame)
Hippolyte Paul Vayson (1842-1911) was a French painter born December 4th in Gordes (Vaucluse). He was the son of a magistrate and studied law in Paris and become a lawyer while concurrently studing painting as a pupil of Charles Gleyre and Jules Lauren
He was medalist at the 1875 to 1878 Paris Salons and became a jury member of the Society of French artists (painting section). In 1879 he traveled to Algeria and returned with a harvest of sketches, watercolors and some paintings that earned him the lable of Orientalist painter.
Vayson’s greatest commercial success came from rural subjects and his landscapes, especially his shepherds, shepherdesses, sheep, cows and pigs.