Purchased from a chateau in the South of France, this large landscape painting of a hunter walking outside of a hillside village is over 10 feet tall and seven feet wide. The canvas is signed and dated in the lower right-hand corner, indicating that the artist completed the massive painting in 1962.
Based on the apparel of the hunter and the condition of the surrounding vegetation, it appears to be an early autumn day. Our hunter is walking through a forest clearing with his dog, possibly an Irish Setter with a long, ruddy coat. The man is clad in a green fedora and similarly colored pants with black knee-high boots and an olive jacket, with his rifle slung over his right shoulder. Seven ashen trees with sparse leaves of green, brown, and yellow line the bank of a small stream in the foreground. Several rocks can be seen on the other bank, just upstream from a thick, green canopy of trees. The vivacity of the grass has faded, with blades of yellow interspersed amongst the green. A row of bushes, situated at the base of a large hill, has begun to turn brown. The side of the hill is covered with cream houses with tan roofs, as a meandering road leads up to the peak beneath a blue sky with white clouds.
Our large landscape painting would be a focal point of any wall on which it hangs. The frame was previously removed, allowing the canvas to be placed on a curvature, such as the back wall of a spiral staircase.
CONDITION: Good condition with some rubs and wear to the canvas (see photos). Holes and wear along edges indicate that the canvas was once framed and attached. Signed in the lower right corner by the artist.