Village landscape by good listed French painter Maria Joseph Leon Clavel (IWILL), born 1850, died 1923. Joseph Clavel adopted the pseudonym of IWill in order to stress the intensity of his artistic effort. He made his debut at the Paris Salon in 1875 and became a member of the Société des Artistes Français in 1883. In 1894 IWill was named Chevalier of the Légion d´Honneur and received a silver medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1889 and a bronze medal in 1900.
Musée Bertrand, ChâteaurouxMusée Thomas-Henry, CherbourgMusée d´Art et d´Histoire, LisieuxMusée d´Art Moderne, ParisMusée de Picardie, AmiensMusée des Beaux-Arts, BéziersMusée des Beaux-Arts, ReimsMusée National du LuxembourgMusée des Beaux-Arts, AngersMusée de St. Etienne, EtiennePérigord Museum of Art and Archaeology, PérigueuxMusée des Beaux-Arts, RouenMusée Boucher-de-Perthes, AbbevilleMusée des Beaux-Arts, NiceMusée des Beaux-Arts - Palais de Carnolès, MentonMusée des Beaux-Arts, DijonMusée des Beaux-Arts, HavreMusée des Beaux-Arts, ArrasMusée Fabre, MontpellierMusée des Beaux-Arts, ToursMusée de Carthage, TunisMusée des Beaux-Arts, MulhouseMusée des Beaux-Arts, MelbourneArt Museum of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, COArt Museum of the University of California, San Francisco, CAMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Literature: In French: Bellier er Auwray; Benezit; in German: Thieme/Becker.
Inscription: signed lower right, antique plaque mounted to the original frame; on the back of the stretcher: artist‘s memory inscription with signature and illegible title of the village.
Technique: oil on canvas. Magnificent original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 21 1/2" x h 29 1/8" (54,5 x 74 cm), framed w 31 2/3" x h 39 1/3" (80,5 x 100 cm).
Condition: very good.