Great classical French mid 19th C painting, by the highly listed French Master Henri Pierre Picou ( 1824-1895). " Moses in his basket laid down in the Nile". Great classical painting. Oil on canvas. Signed lower right.
Henri Picou was one of the leading classical painters of his time. He was an academic painter and one of the founders of the Neo-Grec school, along with his close friends Gustave Boulanger, Jean-Léon Gérôme, and Jean-Louis Hamon, also academic painters. All of them studied in the workshops of both Paul Delaroche and later Charles Gleyre. Picou maintained a large workshop in Paris on the Boulevard de Magenta, which provided him room to work on his expansive frescoes. His popularity continued to rise and he went on to win the Second Prix de Rome in 1853 for his painting, Jésus chassant les vendeurs du Temple (The Moneylenders Chased from the Temple), and another second-class medal for his Salon painting in 1857. From his debut in 1847, he was a regular at the Salon, showing almost every year until his final exhibit in 1893. He has been called the most fashionable of his time. ( source: wikipedia) You can find his paintings in the Louvre, and many grand musea in the world.
This painting comes directly from a French Paris' estate.
Dimensions: frame: 24.4" x 18.5" ( 62 x 47cm) painting: 19.8 " x13.8" ( 50.4 x 35 cm)
State: ready to hang, has had restorations in the past, was relined.
Great colours and composition; the complete story of Moses in his basket can be found; the Egyptian boat with the Princess in the background, etc...
We can sell this painting for a low price. Paintings by Picou sell for high prices, sometimes many thousands of US$.
This painting comes with a coa and a value estimation of 12,000US$.
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Item ID: rl0085
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