Léon Bonvin Goldfinches Large Journal

Léon Bonvin Goldfinches Large Journal

Regular Price: $24.95

This journal is sure to be meaningful addition to any writer's workspace! Perfect to jot down your early morning meditations or keep calming notes throughout your day, this journal makes a great gift.

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 purchased, or commissioned by, William T. Walters himself.

This hardcover lined journal has 100 pages and is covered with a velvet laminate giving the journal a soft suede-like feel. Measures 6 x 8.25".

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