W.H.W. Bicknell after Constant Troyon. [Cattle at rest near a glade]
Etching signed in pencil by Bicknell. 1914. 9 3/4 x 15 5/8. Wide margins. Excellent condition.
Constant Troyon (August 28, 1810 – February 21, 1865) was a French painter of the Barbizon school. In the early part of his career he painted mostly landscapes. It was only comparatively late in life that Troyon found his métier as a painter of animals, and achieved international recognition.
William Henry Warren Bicknell (1860-ca. 1945) put much of his energies into the art communities around Boston and Provincetown. He was active also at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), Philadelphia, Saint Louis Exposition, New York Public Library, and others.