small cluster of tall trees; man with cows at bottom center

Watering Place, 1913

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Auguste Lepère often traveled to the countryside to find relief from the bustle of Paris. The flat terrain and the distant windmill at the left suggest that we are in Holland. Lepère found inspiration in the Dutch landscape tradition, showing cowherds at work and tall, spindly, light-filled trees.

Watering Place
Artist Life
Paris 1849–Domme, Dordogne 1918
Accession Number
[Armstrong Fine Art, Chicago, until 2007; sold in April for PTOO, to Drake]; Harry Drake, St. Paul (2007-d. 2012; bequeathed to MIA)
Catalogue Raisonne
Texier-Bernier 521 i/ii
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small cluster of tall trees; man with cows at bottom center