Henry Lerolle - Peasant Scene
Henry Lerolle (1848-1929), French
Peasant Scene, undated
OIL ON CANVAS, 21¼ x 29 ¾ inches
Gift of Mrs. Theodora Willard Best
Henry Lerolle was best known as a religious painter and his prestigious public commissions included Paris' City Hall and cathedrals throughout France. The contemplative mood of his Peasant Scene shares a sense of introspective repose and harmony with nature that typical of Lerolle's genre scenes, imbuing peasant life with quiet sanctity.