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Who doesn’t love a nice magnet? This attractive magnet will add some artistic refinement to any collection!
Featuring a beautiful watercolor by Léon Bonvin (1834-1866) from the Walters' collections, this 19th century artist never received the same notoriety as his half-brother Francois (1817-1887), a well-regarded realist painter. Few sources have been able to convey the image of this misunderstood and ill-fated artist. In order to make a living, he took over his father's inn in Vaugirard. There he painted watercolors far from the gaze of the Parisian artistic and cultural milieu. He found subjects in his immediate environment: bunches of wild flowers, still lifes, views of the still rural and working-class plain on the outskirts of Paris. This work is one of many acquired, or commissioned, by William T. Walters himself.
This magnet comes mounted on an information card in a cellophane sleeve for protection. Magnet measures 2 x 3”.
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