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35 Abel ORRY (1839-1886) A workshop in the country...

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35 Abel ORRY (1839-1886) A workshop in the country Oil on canvas. Signed lower right and dated. 97 x 130 cm This is probably the painting for the 1873 Salon. Pupil of Biennourry and Célestin Nanteuil, he was introduced to plein-air painting in the forest of Fontainebleau. He exhibited about thirty paintings at the Salon between 1857 and 1882. Exhibited at the 1873 Salon, our painting is a delicate testimony to the life of young women from bourgeois society not devoid of artistic pretensions: Napoleon III interior filled with heavy fabrics, Napoleon III dresses in the spirit of the 18th century, an atmosphere of study and refinement during a summer afternoon in the countryside.