DECORARTS - Sleeping Gypsy by Henri Rousseau. Oil Painting Reproduction, Giclee Print on Canvas.
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Rousseau described his painting as follows: '[...] a mandolin player, lies with her jar beside her (a vase with drinking water), overcome by fatigue in a deep sleep. A lion chances to pass by, picks up her scent yet does not devour her. There is a moonlight effect, very poetic.'
Henri Rousseau was a French post-impressionist painter in the Na?ve or Primitive manner. He was also known as Le Douanier (the customs officer), a humorous description of his occupation as a toll and tax collector. He started painting seriously in his early forties; by age 49, he retired from his job to work on his art full-time. Ridiculed during his lifetime by critics, he came to be recognized as a self-taught genius whose works are of high artistic quality. Rousseau's work exerted an extensive influence on several generations of avant-garde artists.
18x12 in, 24x16 in, 30x20 in, 36x24 in, 18x12 in + Frame, 24x16 in + Frame, 30x20 in + Frame
Canvas, Framed (F131)