Moonlight Scene, Houses in Background1864 by Léon Bonvin

"He had but the cold hours of the morning or the heavy hours of the night in which to draw and paint his water-colors." Philippe Burty, "Léon Bonvin," Harper's New Monthly Magazine, December 1885. ....yet in the 7 year period between 1859 and his death he created numerous exquisite still lifes of flowers and fruits, and subtle landscapes capturing fleeting atmospheric effects. (
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