View of the Venetian laguna by Edmond Eugène Valton


Edmond Eugène Valton

1836 – 1910

View of the Venetian laguna
Watercolour on paper.

Inscribed au dr Magitot /Témoignage de reconnaissance et d’amitié and signed E. Valton. Framing lines with pencil.

123 x 202 mm – 4 7/8 x 8 in.

A painter and a draftsman, Edmond Eugène Valton was, along with Hector Guimard, Georges Seurat, Paul Signac and Henri-Edmond Cross, one of the founders of the Salon des Indépendants in 1884. He also was the president of the Société des artistes indépendants from 1889 to 1908. He taught drawing in the school Germain Pilon, which later became the École Nationale Supérieure des arts appliqués et des métiers d’art, and wrote several drawing handbooks. He is also known for his portrait of his former master Thomas Couture now in the Musée d’Orsay. The National Gallery of Art in Washington preserves a beautiful drawing dated 1869, The Scholar.

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Pas de cadre, Cadre d'origine, 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)