The Grand Trianon, Versailles

Léon Detroy

Chinon 1857 - 1955 Saint-Germain-d'Arcé

Oil on panel, 14.77 x 18.11 in. (37.5 x 46 cm). Signed lower left. Housed in a modern hand crafted quality frame, size 20.67 x 24.02 in. (52.5 x 61 cm).

Price: € 5,500 / $ 6,500


The painting is a powerful execution of watercolor-like liquid brushstrokes, alternating with nice impasto application of paint in vibrant color.


After Detroy had studied at the École des Beaux-Arts academy in Paris he was dedicated to follow plein air painting and moved to the region of Creuse Limousin.

There he was introduced to Claude Monet, Bonnard, Vuillard and Guillaumin by a common friend the poet Maurice Rollinat in Fresselines.

Alternately Detroy lived in Paris, Agay, in Gargilesse and Crozant. This small town in the center of the region of the Creuse gave the group of impressionist painters its name École de Crozant.

Detroy is common with Armand Guillaumin and both are reknown as the main representatives of this group of artists.


ARTIT DICTIONARIES: Bénézit; Saur; Thieme-Becker - Vollmer; Schurr - Cabanne; Christophe Rameix , L' École de Crozant , Ed. Lucien Souny, 2002

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: La Châtre; Musée George Sand et de la Vallée Noire

handcrafted museum quality frame