Blant, Julien Le

France, (1851 – 1936)

  • Julien Le Blant - Le marché aux cochons
  • Le marché aux cochons

  • [The pig market]
  • (ndg.), oil on canvas
  • 18.1 x 25.5 in. (46 x 65 cm.)
  • Private collection

About the Artist:

Julien Le Blant, (1851 – 1936) was a French painter and illustrator. He is best known for his paintings and illustrations of military subjects and history, especially the Vendee Wars of 1793–1799 that occurred during the French Revolution. Le Blant was also a prolific illustrator, contributing more than five hundred illustrations to dozens of books.

Le Blant retired from Paris to Correze where he spent the last fifteen years of his life. Here his works are underwent a radical change. Scenes of rural life, farming and nature became his focus and he produced his most impressionistic works durring this time. [DES-12/15]

A random image of a pig, hog, boar or swine from the collection at Porkopolis.