The Mills by Adolphe Hervier


The Mills by Adolphe Hervier.

Adolphe Hervier

Paris 1818 – 1879

The Mills

Pen and brown ink, watercolor.

Signed and dated 1864 Hervier and inscribed N°14 upper right. Inscribed Montigny sur Loing Vue prise de la hauteur lower left.

124 x 169 mm – 4 7/8 x 6 5/8 in.

Provenance: Alfred Normand collection, his stamp (Lugt 153c) lower right.


A painter, draughtsman and engraver, Adolphe Hervier dedicated his work to landscape and town views. He travelled around France, and particularly explored Normandy’s ports, towns and countryside, of which he made several views. Regularly rejected at the Salon between 1837 and 1847, he eventually received the authorization to be part of it in 1849. In spite of his difficulties to establish his reputation widely, Hervier was appreciated and supported by important art critics of the 19th century such as Theophile Gautier, Champfleury, Jules Janin, but also the Goncourt brothers and Philippe Burty.

Condition report – Good overall condition, traces of horizontal folding.

Framing options

Pas de cadre, Cadre Louis XVI plat Or (4cm), Cadre Louis XVI plat Noir et Or (4cm), Cadre plat (4cm) teinté ébène, Cadre inversé (3,3 cm) teinté ébène, Cadre Louis XVI or (3cm)