Charles GUILLOUX (Paris 1866 - Lormes 1946)
Autumn Landscape with a Figure on a Path
Black chalk, pastel and watercolour, with traces of a framing line in pencil.
Signed and dated C. Guilloux 93 at the lower left.
145 x 125 mm. (5 3/4 x 4 7/8 in.)
Charles Guilloux’s works on paper are characterized by the same atmospheric effects and somewhat elegiac quality of his paintings, as well as a confident handling of pencil, watercolour and pastel, sometimes using all three at once, as in the present sheet. Dated 1893, at the beginning of the artist’s independent career, this fine autumn landscape evinces an air of mystery and melancholy that is a recurring feature of Guilloux’s distinctive oeuvre.