A Pond with a Fisherman along the River Ain

Adolphe Appian French

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This quiet scene of a solitary fisherman is one of several large-scale drawings Appian made depicting the landscape surrounding the river Ain, near his native Lyon, in eastern France. Renowned for his skillful and innovative use of charcoal, Appian manipulated the powdery black medium to achieve delicate tones and compelling effects of light. He further scraped and rubbed at the surface of the drawing to render subtle details, from the texture of the tree bark to the shimmering surface of the water.

A Pond with a Fisherman along the River Ain, Adolphe Appian (French, Lyon 1818–1898 Lyon), Charcoal with stumping and scratching out

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