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    ALBERT LEBOURG (French, 1849-1928)
    River Landscape, 1881
    Oil on canvas
    13-1/2 x 23-1/2 inches (34.3 x 59.7 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: A. Lebourg 1881

    Leon Berville, Paris (stamp verso);
    Private collection, California.

    The Impressionist landscape painter Albert Marie Lebourg was born in Normandy at Monfort-sur-Risle and was largely self-taught. From 1872-1876 he taught at the École des Beaux-Arts in Algiers, and for a short time thereafter studied with J. P. Laurens. In 1876, he exhibited for the first time on the Boulevard Montmartre in Paris alongside Monet, Sisley, and other key members of the French Impressionist group. A prolific artist, Lebourg lived and worked in Paris until 1921, exhibiting regularly at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts from 1890. After moving to Rouen in 1921, he no longer painted.

    His work is characterized by an expansive, almost panoramic quality even when painted on a rather intimate scale. Lebourg was particularly fond of composing landscape views across or along bodies of water, especially rivers. He achieved delicate atmospheric effects, and regularly painted motifs he studied firsthand in the Île-de-France, the Auvergne, Normandy, Holland and Algiers. His works are represented in permanent museum collections in Paris, Rouen, Strasbourg, Moscow, Bucharest, Buenos Aires, Mulhouse, and Göteborg.

    Condition Report*: Very minor frame abrasion to lower and right edges, otherwise very good condition.
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    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
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