Delphin Enjolras (French, 1857-1945)
'A Shepherd at dusk', circa 1900
Oil on canvas
23.1/2 x 33.1/2in. (including frame)
Condition: Surface dirt and varnish discolouration. Slight stretcher bar marks, cracquelure, paint surface slightly thin to upper edge, good impasto especially to lower half. In a painted wood frame with some chips and losses.
The vast majority of Enjolras' works are dedicated to studies of ladies in the their boudoirs, this is a very unusual departure being a landscape. However, there are passages where his brushstrokes are very familiar for example the light captured on the sheep's backs. It would therefore be an important addition to any Enjolras collection.