Under the Cherry Tree
Under the Cherry Tree (1884). Lavery, Sir John 1856-1941. Born in Belfast, Lavery began his artistic training in Glasgow. During the early 1880s he studied in Paris and made visits to the artists? colony at Grez-sur-Loing, near Fontainebleau. At Grez Lavery was one of many young artists to set up their easels in the fields around the picturesque village and work en plein-air, a term used to describe painting in the open air. Under the Cherry Tree is larger and more ambitious than any Lavery had previously attempted. It is a youthful masterwork, heavily influenced by Bastien-Lepage and was intended to display the painterly techniques he had recently acquired through study in France. The composition of Under the Cherry Tree is divided into three distinct areas and Lavery employed a different technique in the painting of each. Date: 1884
© National Museums NI / MARY EVANS
MENJAUD, Alexandre (1773-1832). Napoleon, Marie
MENJAUD, Alexandre (1773-1832). Napoleon, Marie Louise and the King of Rome . 1812. Familiar scene of Napoleon Bonaparte with his second wife, Marie Louise of Austria and his son Napoleon II, accompanied by Michel-Louis-Etienne Regnault de Saint-Jean d'Angely (1760-1819), Secretary of State. Academicism. Oil on canvas. FRANCE. ΌE-DE-FRANCE. SEINE-ET-MARNE. Fontainebleau. National Museum of the Castle of Fontainebleau.
© BeBa/Iberfoto/Mary Evans
Cook's Paris Excursions
Cover illustration for Cook's Paris Excursions, starting from 1 Place de l'Opera, exploring Paris, Versailles, Chantilly, Fontainebleau, etc. At the top is an open topped carriage drawn by four horses, carrying passengers through the Bois de Boulogne. Below is La Place de la Concorde full of people and carriages.
© Thomas Cook Archive/Mary Evans Picture Library