24 Works, Today, June 2nd. is Charles Landelle’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #151

Charles Zacharie Landelle (France, 1821 – 1908)
Women at Prayer

Oil on canvas
11.5 x 18 in
Private collection

Catholic women and children in prayer with nuns in the background.

Zacharie Charles Landelle (2 June 1821–13 October 1908) was a French painter who specialized in portraits. He is best known for his Orientalist works.

He was born in Laval, where his father was employed by the préfecture. In 1827, his family moved to Paris when his father was transferred and he would not return to his hometown until near the end of his life. In 1837, at the age of sixteen, he was admitted to the École des Beaux-arts, where he studied with Paul Delaroche and Ary Scheffer. After trips to Italy and the south of France, he copied the Old Masters at the Louvre. He began by painting portraits largely as a means of supporting himself…

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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