(Paris 1849 - Domme 1918)
A Grove of White Poplar Trees
Signed and dated A. Lepère 08 at the lower left.
Inscribed Peupliers de Hollande sous bois in pencil on the reverse of the backing board.
A French frame-maker’s label on the reverse of the backing board.
454 x 320 mm. (17 7/8 x 12 5/8 in.)
As another contemporary critic, writing not long after the artist’s death, noted of Lepère, ‘He loved the beautiful masses of trees, the beauty of their structure and the shadows which they shed and disperse and with which they are wrapped. He interpreted their charm in the sketches he brought back from the forest of Fontainebleau…’