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Tuesday 14 May 2024

Adolphe Appian, “Rural Landscape”, c.1870

Adolphe Appian (aka Jacques Barthelemy Adolphe Appian) (1818–1898)

“Rural landscape featuring a figure and cattle near a stream with a headland in the distance” (descriptive title only), c.1870. The scene is possibly set in Italy (as proposed by the French dealer from whom I purchased the drawing), but I am mindful that the area in which Appian mainly worked was near Lyon (France). Hopefully someone may recognise the distant escarpment and will let me know the location of this scene so that I can put an end to my speculation.

Charcoal and white chalk drawing with stumping on blue-grey coloured laid paper unevenly shaped with a curved upper edge, pencil signed by the artist at lower left and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 29 x 43.5 cm.

Condition: The sheet has a thin area in the sky at right and there are roughened areas in the shadows of the tree at left (by the artist?), otherwise the sheet is in a good condition with no tears, folds or significant stains and has been laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper providing wide margins.

I am selling this pencil-signed original drawing by Adolphe Appian that (to my eyes) appears to be drawn on location in the manner of the Barbizon artists—mindful that Appian was a friend of the luminaries of that school, Camille Corot and Charles-François Daubigny—for AU$734 in total (currently/approximately US$486.43/ EUR449.56/ GBP386.41 at the time of this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries. Note that payment is in Australian dollars (AU$734) as this is my currency.

If you are interested in purchasing this museum quality drawing by one of the major artists in 19th century France, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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