Jean-Jacques de Boissieu (Lyon 1736 - Lyon 1810)
A Ruined Farmhouse
Brush and two shades of grey wash.171 x 194 mm. (6 3/4 x 7 5/8 in.)ENQUIRE
As one modern scholar has noted of de Boissieu’s landscape drawings, ‘The picturesque elements and luminous atmosphere may have been inspired by some of the “Italianate” Dutch painters who passed through Lyon, but Boissieu’s essentially grisaille technique and his devotion to the Lyonnaise landscape are entirely personal.’
Prof. Peter Gay (born Peter Joachim Fröhlich), New York.