Antoine Claude Ponthus-Cinier
Lyon 1812 – 1885
Oil on paper, laid down on canvas and mounted on chassis.
Signed Ponthus Cinier lower right.
Sheet 174 x 219 mm – 6 7/8 x 8 5/8 in.
Chassis 188 x 238 mm – 7 3/8 x 9 3/8 in.
Born in Lyon, Ponthus Cinier trained with Paul Delaroche and, after winning the second prize at the Grand Prix de Rome, he travelled to Italy from 1842 to 1844. Mainly interested in landscape, he developed a style sometimes qualified as “arcadian”, that is, referring to Italian, classical and ideal landscapes. Ponthus-Cinier spent most of his career in Lyon and abundantly painted the city’s surrounding nature but he also took many trips in France. He successfully got interested in etching and became a member of the Society of etchers in Paris. He had his printed work published by Alfred Cadart among others.