Village Maid Resting by a Stone Wall
Oil-on-canvas, signed lower left,
and dated “1905”
Painting: 29” x 36”
Frame: 44” x 51”
Beauduin was a draughtsman, illustrator and painter of landscapes and genre scenes. He is most known for his paintings of peasant maidens posed in fields and villages in the soft light at the end of the day, often accented with trailing mounds of flowers. Beauduin studied at L’Académie des Beaux-Arts in Antwerp and at a young age he settled in Paris. He exhibited in various Salons in France and abroad, notably at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris. As a draughtsman, he collaborated on numerous periodicals, newspapers and magazines including “La France Illustré,” “Panurge,” “La Silhouette,” “Paris Illustré” and “Le Figaro”. He also illustrated several novels such as Silvestre’s “En Plein Fantasie” and the Countess of Molènes’ “Les Audacieuces”.