Antique Framed Oil Painting on Canvas by Xavier Wurth (1869-1933)

2108-211139 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

20.5H x 25.5W

Location: Dallas


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Antique Framed Oil Painting on Canvas by Xavier Wurth (1869-1933) is a captivating work depicting the magical Ambleve River valley.  The area in the Wallonia is of intriguing geologic interest due to the nature of the rock formations that have resulted from 500 million years of natural forces.  Wurth has created an excellent rendition of the scene using a blue-gray palette with hues of green, and one can almost sense the movement of the water traversing through the foreground.  Survives in its original figurative gold frame.
Wurth excelled in all areas: portraits, seascapes, and still lifes, although those types are less well known than his landscapes of the Ardennes which made his reputation.  Wurth commonly depicted clouds and light with the accompanying luminosity creating a powerful presence on the canvas.  His production of oils, watercolors, and drawings was very important in the Liège region, where a Wurth was hung on the wall of all the bourgeois houses.  From 1889 to 1893, Xavier Wurth was a pupil of Adrien de Witte and Évariste Carpentier at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Liège. He exhibited many times and won the Prix de Rome. Friend of Richard Heintz, Auguste Donnay and Albert Sirtaine, he gave a particularly delicate shine to the Ardennes landscapes. About ten works can be found at the Museum of Walloon Art. He was also professor of drawing at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Liège from 1921 to 1932.
Circa early 1900s
Measures 20.5H x 25.5W

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