"Provencal Landscape, School Of Constantin d'Aix, Pen And Wash Drawing, Circa 1800, 19th Century."
Very beautiful pen and wash drawing representing a Provencal landscape animated with characters under a bridge. Coming from the school of Jean-Antoine Constantin, better known under the name of Constantin d'Aix, born January 20, 1756 in Marseille and died January 9, 1844 in Aix-en-Provence. He is a French painter, a pupil of David de Marseille. Director of the Aix-en-Provence drawing school, he is considered one of the fathers of Provençal painting. He is also considered by some art critics either as a small master of the Ancien Régime or as a pre-romantic inspired by Joseph Vernet and Salvator Rosa. He is in any case a precursor of the work of his pupil François Marius Granet. In perfect condition. Carved wooden frame for a 19th century golden frieze Private collection, from a great Aix family. Dimensions: Frame: h.75 cm x l.90 cm Drawing: h.41 cm x 60 cm