cat. 17; two standing men, one holding walking stick; large trees at R; blue paper; white mat; thin gold frame with ridges and red undertones

The Meeting, 1830s

Philippe Auguste Jeanron was a forerunner of the French realist movement. By the 1830s, he had begun depicting the kind of rural interactions we see in The Meeting. Here two men engage in serious conversation. The man on the left wears a smock and a broad-brimmed hat typical of the Limousin region, in south-central France. Resting slightly against a long staff, he looks toward the other man with concern. This second figure stands erect, arms crossed, face impassive. One suspects that the man on the left has troubles, perhaps an inability to pay rent, and the man on the right cannot or will not help.

Details
Title
The Meeting
Artist Life
Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais 1809–Comborn, Corrèze 1877
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2021.67.1
Provenance
Sale, Le Blanc, Paris, December 14, 1990, no. 65. [Neal Fiertag, Paris, until before 1994]; to Yvonne and Gabriel Weisberg, Minneapolis; their gift to Mia, 2021
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cat. 17; two standing men, one holding walking stick; large trees at R; blue paper; white mat; thin gold frame with ridges and red undertones