Garden with beehives - Octave Alfred Saunier

Garden with beehives

Octave Alfred SAUNIER
(French school - 19th century )

Oil on panel
H. 0,25 m; W. 0,35 m
Signed lower left: Oct. Saunier
Located and dated lower right: Ver-s-Mer / 23 août 97

Date: 1897

Octave Alfred Saunier was a pupil of Eugène Ciceri (1813-1890), a Parisian landscape painter, watercolorist and lithographer. Ciceri was strongly influenced by the Barbizon School and obviously passed on his passion for Plein-Air painting to Saunier. Saunier worked mainly in Fontainebleau and its surroundings, and also left numerous watercolours.
An inscription on the painting locates this garden with beehives in Ver-sur-Mer, a village in Normandy not far from Caen.

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