Dupre was a French Realist who championed the life of the peasant, especially in Brittany and Normandy. Along with Constant Troyon (represented in the Chatwell Gallery collection) and Rosa Bonheur, he is known for his ability to paint animals. He and Troyon were leaders in the Barbizon school which was active from 1830 to 1870.
Condition: Very good, some craquelure consistent with age. Hand signed
Hand-signed by artist, LR front. Frame included. Provenance: Kodner Fine Arts, St. Louis; private collection.