Description & Technical information

In 1900 Martin’s career moved into the phase for which he is now justly renowned.
He purchased ‘Marquayrol’ in Labastide-du-Vert in Lot where he lived and
painted for the rest of his long life. Marquayrol, an old farmhouse with a beautiful
garden and extensive views provided much of his subject matter over the years
to come.

It is one of these views that Martin has depicted in this work. The idyllic and
picturesque nature of this painting conveys Martin’s clear adoration of the
area. The grass and trees are dappled in warm greens and yellows, with the
spotting of sunlight through the trees emphasised by his brushwork. The
individualised dabs of paint are a clear hommage to the neo-impressionist
technique of pontilism, a style in which Martin was not only renowned for, but
also won a gold award at the 1889 Salon for.  

Date:  1916
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Oil on canvas

Signed ‘Henri Martin’ (lower left)

Dimensions: 69.85 x 99.06 cm (27¹/₂ x 39 inches)

Claude Boisgirard Auction, France, 1998

Private Collection, Washington,  United States, 1998;

Private Collection, California, USA, 2004;

Private Collection, United Kingdom

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints