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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Didier, Jules


Evening on the Banks of the Rhine
1853-1855
oil on canvas
Height: 122.6 cm (48.27 in.), Width: 194.4 cm (76.54 in.)
Musee Fabre (France)

Jules Didier (1831 - 1892) was a French landscape and genre painter whose work was steeped in the academic tradition of landscape painting.
In his early career Didier had shown an affinity with nature and animals, but after his time spent in Italy, he combined his two interests and executed many works that were based on the Italian landscape but which also included depictions of animals.