Lovely Oil on Canvas Painting of Two women by a River At Dusk by Henri Jacques Delpy.
Henri Jacques Delpy, born in Bois-le-Roi near the forest of Fontainebleau on June 28, 1877 and died in Paris on November 24th 1957 was a French painter, son and pupil of the painter Hippolyte Camille Delpy (1842-1910).
Most of his work was devoted to landscape painting and he specialized in water landscapes, especially variations of light on River Banks as is the case in our painting..
In his works we find the influence of his father and of Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878): he paints undergrowth imbued with melancholy, ponds, the banks of the Oise, the Seine and landscapes always full of sensitivity and silence, on which weighs a heavy sky with a luminosity and bold colors. His work never lacking in poetic emotion.
He used a light, quick and transparent touch that reminds us of the impressionists.
The artist achieved a true synthesis between the impressionist movement and the Barbizon school, thus instilling this calm and serene atmosphere in particular, in the transparency of the water and especially the twilights, of which, just like his father, he was a specialist.
As seen here the skies and the water are magnified by his palette which uses a variety of unusual and original colors forming unprecedented associations but which have the effect of giving a picturesque character and tranquility to the whole canvas.
He participated in the Salon des Artistes Français, of which he was a member, as well as the Salon des Artistes Indépendants.
The Painting is 16 1/2 inches high
The Painting is 21 inches wide
The Frame is 20 1/2 inches high
The Frame is 25 inches wide