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Henri-Joseph Harpignies (France, 1819-1916) oil on canvas painting titled "River Landscape", depicting a meadow leading to a grove of trees, with a wide river and distant bank beyond, all under a blue sky dotted with clouds. Signed and dated H. Harpignies 1901, lower left. Maxwell Galleries San Francisco label (with title) en verso, along with shipper's label for Pitt & Scott of London; Hardy Alan (French artist supply store) stamp on stretcher. Framed in dark-stained molded frame with hand carved gilded edges and narrow linen liner. Sight – 25 1/5" H x 30 3/4" W. Framed – 34 1/2" H x 40 3/4" W. Provenance: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection. Note: The writer Anatole France called Henri Joseph Harpignies the "Michelangelo of Trees". He was known for landscapes that combined realism with influences of the Barbizon school and Tonalism. His had his first work accepted by the Paris Salon in 1853, and in 1900 received the Grand Prix award at the Exposition Universelle. CONDITION: Overall good condition with a few small spots of inpainting, mostly to upper half, 1/2" dia. or under. A half dozen small scattered areas of inpaint to center in trees (1/2" to 2"). Frame has minor losses to gilding and some craquelure to varnish on stained area.