Vintage 1950s Rousseau "A Country Wedding" Swiss Art PrintGOLDEN RULE GALLERY VINTAGE ART
A mid-century print of Henri Rousseau’s A Country Wedding (1905) on 9" x 11.75" thick glossy paper with hints of patina.
Commentary on the work circa 1950s:
A COUNTRY WEDDING (1905). - It was the wedding of the daughter of a neighbor, a dairykeeper, that inspired Rousseau to paint this picture. It portrays admirably the little circle in which he moved, and he treats it with his unfailing tribute to decorum. The new-wed couple and their friends seem to have just stepped forth from the hairdresser's and dry-cleaner's establishments. So do the dogs and the trees. But due to no plan aforethought are those marvelous "blacks," so logically arrayed, and the way in which he lightens the texture of the right-hand side of the canvas with trees whose surprising foliage is less luxuriant than that of those on the left.
Henri Julien Félix Rousseau (1844-1910) was a French post-impressionist painter in the Naïve or Primitive manner. He was also known as Le Douanier, a humorous description of his occupation as a toll and tax collector.