Saunier, Noel

France, (1847-1890)

  • Noel Saunier - Le gardien de cochon
  • Le gardien de cochon

  • [The pig keeper]
  • (ndg.), oil on panel
  • 9.4 x 7.5 in. (24 x 19 cm.)
  • Private collection

About the Artist:

Noel Saunier (1847-1890) was a French painter, illustrator and poster artist. He first exhibited at the Salon in 1872, showing landscapes, rural scenes and some historical subjects.

His first comercial success came from Belle Epoque images of stylishwomen in beautiful clothes on the boulevards and beachs, and of children with their toys. Later, Saunier changed his work, preferring plein air painting. He spent time in Saône-sur-Loire, Auvergne and in Charolais. [DES-01/16]

Editor’s Note:

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy conserves one of Saunier’s works titled Marché aux cochons à Aigueperse or Pig market in Aigueperse. Additional information on this work and on Saunier is needed here. Please contact me if you can help.

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