Six centuries of artistic creation
The painting belongs to the collection of the Count of Burnay, and was on display in his palace until 1934, when it was sold at an auction. For its technical quality and dimensions, it is particularly representative of Pillement's talent as a landscaper. An exceptional colourist with a technical mastery of drawing and painting, not only in the representation of atmospheric and morphological landscape components, but also in the integration in nature of the various groups of figures, Pillement manages to confer a physical presence on the depiction of the trees, suggesting the texture of the leaves in the endless chromatic shades, in the mastery of the gradations of blue that direct the viewer's gaze towards a distant horizon, and also in the ability to distribute light and shadow, and thus underline the textures of the various elements of nature.
| Oil on canvas, 155 x 200 cm (oval)
| VISEU. Grão Vasco National Museum