This is a well-composed perspective view of a French village from afar in the heart of summer. The focal point is clearly the church. The row of trees on each side converge toward it as well as the road in the foreground which meanders toward the small village. The view is partitioned between cool shade and full sun creating contrast. The colors are the hues of summer: deep greens, burnt umber and sky blue. The artist’s signature can be found on the bottom right corner.
The work measures 8 ¼” (21cm) by 12 “(31cm) to sight and 12 ½” (32cm) by 16” (41cm) in the gilt, wood composition frame. The paint surface is in a very good, stable condition. There is a slight abrasion to the very upper right corner.
French Oil on Canvas Landscape Painting signed Regnier