Compared to the loosely painted little jewel that I’d found among the fleas, Kuwasseg’s published work seemed much more refined, representational and earlier 19th Century.There were some palette similarities, as my painting also glows in the light, but the brush strokes and composition were completely different. Young because a third of its population is less then 25.
Then there is the Country of Bray, with its green meadows and forests, just waiting for fans of country landscapes.
As I was going through images and comparing styles and signatures, I came across some paintings by one of my favorite artists, Eugene Boudin, whom I have written about in the past. Would this not be the irony of ironies, that I accidentally bought a Boudin, one of my favorite artists, while being told it was a Kuwasseg?
(I grew up with a Boudin poster in my bedroom and I have always loved his romantic beach scenes with stormy skies.) As I studied Boudin’s work, especially his sketches of seaside scenes, I had that exciting momentary feeling of familiarity, and a pounding heart that took my breath away. Is this the treasure that we all hope to find in our attics, the proverbial Picasso that mysteriously disappeared from circulation a hundred years ago?
Abadia de Fécamp (em francês: Abbaye de la Trinité de Fécamp) é uma abadia beneditina em Fécamp, Sena Marítimo, Alta Normandia, na França.
A abadia foi o primeiro produtor de Bénédictine, um licor de ervas, com base em conhaque.