Musée No:819.006Regular price £25.00
Vase of Heather
Artist: Léon Bonvin
Léon Bonvin (1834 – 1866) was a French watercolour artist known for genre painting, realist still life and delicate and melancholic landscapes. He was born just outside Paris in 1834. Despite displaying great talent for watercolour he was largely unrecognized by his contemporaries. Working at his family's bar or "cabaret," he sketched and painted watercolours only in his spare time, yet in the seven year period between 1859 and his death he created numerous exquisite still lifes of flowers and fruits, and subtle landscapes capturing fleeting atmospheric effects.