Courtyard in Fontarrabie, Spain
Oil-on-canvas, signed lower left,
located ”Fontarabie” (sic) and dated “1926
Painting: 20” x 23 ½”
Frame: 29” x 33”
Fontarrabie is the French name for the Spanish town of Hondarribia. a coastal town in Basque country Spain, on the French border.
Léonard was a painter of figures, interiors, landscapes and still lifes. He was a student of Alfred Bastien at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. He exhibited his work almost every year. He painted church interiors, old farms, and views of Bruges. Additionally, Léonard travelled frequently around France and Holland, but mostly in Spain where he painted landscapes along the Basque coast and Andalusia.