Lazare BRUANDET (1755-1804)
Paysage à l'obélisque (Landscape with Obelisk), 1795
Varnished gouache on paper laid down on cardboard
Signature traces and dated lower right
Height: 43 cm (17 in.) - Width: 65 cm (25-1/2 in.)
Frame: 57 x 79,5 cm (22-1/3 x 31-1/4 in.)
- Galerie Cailleux, "Le dessin en couleurs" (Color Drawings), 1984.
Student of Roser and J. P. Sarrazin, Bruandet along with L.-G. Moreau was one of the first artists to choose landscape sights in Ile de France and Fontainebleau Forest, in which he sought more solely nature and its picturesque effects.
He exhibited forest landscapes at the Salons of 1791 and 1804. Certain were enhanced with figures by Swebach. His paintings are in the collections of several French museums notably Pontoise, La Fère and Amiens.
With his penchant for contrasting lights and enveloping atmospheres, he contributed to the founding of the naturalist landscape during the 19th Century.