Thérèse COTARD-DUPRÉ (1877-1920)
Daughter of the painter Julien Dupré and niece of George Laugée, Thérèse Dupré was immersed since her earliest childhood in an artistic environment. Pupil of her father, she started to learn painting in his studio. Very inspired by the work of her father, Thérèse Dupré realised realist and naturalist painting of peasant community. She painted the great subjects of this artistic movement, but she added a pleasant style making the rural life a perfection. In this way, the farmers and the washerwomen were healthy and strong women, never tired and who seem to make their labor in joy and happiness. Her characters, most often feminine, were represented in a green and luminous countryside, reminder of the landscapes of Normandy and Picardy.
Oil on canvas
Signed lower right ‘Th. Cotard-Dupré’
– 110 x 90 cm (135 x 115 cm cadre inclus)
– 43 4/12 x 35 3/8 in. (51 1/8 x 45 1/4 in. framed)
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