Works inspired by Brittany

SHOWGROUND IN QUIMPER

Olivier Perrin (1761-1832)

1810

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Olivier Perrin (1761-1832) Le Champ de foire à Quimper, vers 1821-1825, huile sur toile, 67 x 85 cm © musée des beaux-arts de Quimper

Oil on canvas

873-1-822

Gifted by the painter's grandson in 1872

H. 67 cm - L. 85 cm

Olivier Perrin is the first painter of Breton origin and is based in Quimper.  He dedicates several paintings and a set of engravings to the people of Cornouaille, and these are now considered to be unique documentary sources.  In these works, influenced by Flemish or Dutch scenes of genre, he portrays in detail the different social groups he meets at the showground, though he has some difficulty in representing the road climbing to the right. 

 

 

 

Works inspired by Brittany

SHOWGROUND IN QUIMPER

Olivier Perrin (1761-1832)

1810

Enlarge picture jpg 217Ko (See the caption hereafter) (modal window)
Olivier Perrin (1761-1832) Le Champ de foire à Quimper, vers 1821-1825, huile sur toile, 67 x 85 cm © musée des beaux-arts de Quimper

Oil on canvas

873-1-822

Gifted by the painter's grandson in 1872

H. 67 cm - L. 85 cm

Olivier Perrin is the first painter of Breton origin and is based in Quimper.  He dedicates several paintings and a set of engravings to the people of Cornouaille, and these are now considered to be unique documentary sources.  In these works, influenced by Flemish or Dutch scenes of genre, he portrays in detail the different social groups he meets at the showground, though he has some difficulty in representing the road climbing to the right. 

 

 

 

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