Alexandre Veron was a student of Delaroche, and debuted at the Salon of 1848. This year was notable for the advances made by the French landscape painters. In the catalogue, Framing France: The Representation of Landscape in France, 1870-1914 John House writes: “In the aftermath of the Revolution of 1848, landscape painting had been welcomed at the exhibitions of the Paris Salon as a marker of the liberalism of the new Republican régime, and many landscapists were awarded medals….” In this atmosphere of enthusiasm for images of the landscape of the French countryside, Veron came under the guidance of Charles Daubigny, nine years his senior. Splitting his time between the forest of Fontainebleau and Auvers-sur-Oise, he completed canvases full of poetry and strength.
Selected Museum Collections:
Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham, Engand; Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead, UK; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dole; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes