"Armand Cassagne (1823-1907) - Forest Landscape At The Edge Of The Village, Barbizon"
Armand CASSAGNE (1823-1907) Landscape From Forest to Orée Du Village, Barbizon Watercolor on paper Signed lower left 38 x 27 cm Attached to the School of Barbizon, Armand Cassagne painted on the motif. He is a pupil of the English painter and lithographer James Duffield Harding, which shows through in his treatment of trees and foliage. He particularly worked in the forest of Fontainebleau, for forty years, leaving more than three hundred studies, watercolors and paintings2). In 1847, he was appointed writing expert to the Rouen court. It is in the library of this city that he studies the manuscripts of the collections in the company of the miniaturist Théodore de Jolimont, the paleographer and the librarian. He went to Paris in 1852 where he met Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, where he became a student in 1857, and collaborated as a designer in some of his master's works.