The Picnic, 1885 by François Flameng (French, 1856 - 1923)
François Flameng
French, 1856 - 1923

The Picnic

Oil on cradled panel
14 7/8 x 23 inches (37.78 x 58.42 centimeters)
Framed: 23 3/8 x 31 1/2 inches (59.37 x 80.01 centimeters)

signed lower right: Francois Flameng
and dated on basket: 1885


Christies New York, 1 May 2000, lot 105
Private Collection, CA

François Flameng (French, 1856 - 1923)

A student of Cabanel and of J.P. Laurens, Flameng was an exceptional painter of the Fête Champêtre and scenes of leisure and the good life of the 18th century, of soldiers and military scenes of France?s past, and of elegant and complex portraits. He exhibited regularly at the Salon beginning in 1873. He medaled at the Salon of 1879 and won the Grand Prix at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1889.

Selected Museum Collections:
Musée d?Orsay, Musée du Louvre, Petit Palais and Musée de l?Armée, Paris; Hermitage, Saint Petersburg; Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA; Chicago Historical Society, Chicago; Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC; Musée des Beaux Arts de Beaune; Musée d?Art et d?Histoire, Cholet; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Marseilles; Musée du Noyonnais, Noyon; Musée d?Art, La Piscine, Roubaix; Musée des Beaux Arts de Rouen; Musée national des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon, Versailles; Musée de la Révolution française, Vizille;

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