Bruneau, was born in Marennes (Charente) in southwestern France. He was known as a painter of genre and landscape, especially in watercolor. He was a master of this difficult art. He lived and worked in Paris and made his debut in the Paris Salon of 1866 with a watercolor entitled La Premiere Pousse en Avril (The First Buds of April). His work was also exhibited in the Salon of 1875.
According to Bénézit, two watercolors by Bruneau are in the permanent collection of a museum in Berlin.
Listed: E. Bénézit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Gründ, Paris, 1999.
Adrien Louis Bruneau Born 1831
Demise of a Flowerpot
Watercolor on heavy ivory wove paper
Signed, lower left: “Adrien Bruneau”
Sheet size: 9¾ X 13⅛ inches
Frame size: 16⅛ X 19½inches
In a handcrafted frame from RG Les Cadres Gault, Paris
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