Featured Artist in Collection

Leon Germain Pelouse (1838-1891)

Ducks in a River Landscape

Born in the small town of Pierrelaye within the Val d’Oise area of Northern France, Leon Germain Pelouse (1838-1891) was to become one of its most respected landscape painters. After becoming a professional artist, he moved to Paris, where he established a studio and in 1865 commenced exhibiting at the Paris Salon. His beautiful pieces depicting the Normandy and Brittany areas of France gained him a reputation throughout Paris. He came to the attention of the Rothschild family, who commissioned him to paint a number of works for their magnificent house at Veux-de-Cernay. He was bestowed the Legion of Honour for his services to French art before he died in the small town he grew up in.