880. Pierre Jean Edmond Castan French Figures Landscape Scene Oil on Board Painting

An exceptionally fine quality example of a framed French Mid Victorian Oil Painting on Artists board of compact size and of Museum quality. Complete with its original good quality heavy (original) richly gilded ornate giltwood frame. 

Last quarter of the Nineteenth Century. 

Two Ladies in period dress with an infant beside a water spring. 

Condition: Good condition recently professionally cleaned and put back together, ready to hang. Title “NEAR THE SPRING” Signed and dater lower left 1861.   

Height: (entire including frame) 15.75" (40cm). Width: (entire including frame) 17.75” (45cm). Depth: (thickness of frame) 3” (7.5cm).  


Location: Dublin City, Ireland. 

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Provenance: Burlington Art Gallery, Burlington, London, England. 

Pierre Jean Edmond Castan (French, 1817-1892) was a French artist born in Toulouse in Haute-Garrone who specialized in capturing simple moments of daily life, interior scenes of peasants and children playing games. A pupil of neoclassical painter Francois Gerard, he also followed the teaching of Martin Drolling in Paris. Castan began his exhibition career in the Salon of French Artists in 1868. In 1875 he began sending portraits to the Salon and continued to do so through 1880.