EDMOND CHARLES JOSEPH YON
“Flowers and Pheasant”
A very well painted oil on canvas still life painting by the French artist Edmond Charles Joseph Yon (1836–1897) depicting flowers in a vase and a pheasant.
Some other examples of works by this artist are included at the end of the photos.
Frame: Set in a good quality swept giltwood frame.
Signature: Lower left.
Provenance: UK Private Collection
Condition: Painting and frame are both in overall good condition. There is some scattered re-touching visible under a blacklight, and there are some minor scratches to the varnish surface.
Measurements: Painting measures 63 x 47cm and the overall frame 85 x 69cm.
Biography: Edmond Charles Joseph Yon (1836 – 1897) was a French painter known for his landscape paintings and engravings. A pupil of Pouget and Lequesne, Yon made his debut at the Paris Salon in 1865 with his engravings for the works of Victor Hugo.
He also engraved the landscapes of the Barbizon painters, notably, Corot, Millet, Guillemet, Van Marcke de Lummen and Vernier.
In 1867 Yon exhibited his first painting entitled, Chemin a Velizy and continued to exhibit works in France and abroad throughout his life, winning several important awards throughout his career.
Yon was particularly noted for his riverside scenes and often depicted scenes from the Seine, the Marne and the Bievre. He also painted in Holland.