Lot 599: Eugène Galien-Laloue (French)
December 3, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: Eugène Galien-Laloue (French, 1854-1941), "Villagers Feeding Fowl beside a Path", oil on canvas, signed lower left, 12 1/2 in. x 18 1/4 in., framed. Note: Though mostly known for his gouaches and watercolors of bustling Parisian street scenes, Eugene Galien-Laloue also painted the countryside of Normandy and excelled with oils. Due to the exclusive representation he had with a single gallery, Galien-Laloue would frequently paint in different styles and under different aliases including, E Galiany, J. Lievin, and L. Dupuy in order to sell his works through other vendors. Not one for the outdoors, he often looked to photos and postcards for inspiration for his country scenes. In the oil painting presented here, Galien-Laloue depicts a clear sunny day in rural France with a farmhouse in the distance. While his Parisian scenes are densely packed with details and people, energetic in their compositional complexity, his provincial landscapes are serene, while maintaining the same technical excellence for which he is known. Ref.: Eugene Galien Laloue. Rehs Galleries. www.rehs.com. Accessed Oct. 24, 2016.