Perrin, Olivier

France, (1761-1832)

  • Olivier Perrin - On tue le cochon
  • On tue le cochon

  • [Killing the pig]
  • (c. 1810), pencil and black ink on paper
  • 9.8 x 7.9 in. (25.5 x 20.2 cm.)
  • Musèe National des Arts et Traditions Populaires

About the Artist

Olivier Perrin (sometimes Ollivier), French, (1761-1832), was born in the town of Rostrenen in Brittany, and returned to the area to work and teach painting in Quimper after studying art in Rennes and Paris.

Perrin painted works for area churches and completed an extensive collection of images, “Breton Gallery,” depicting the life of a Breton farmer from cradle to death. [DES-4/07]

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