This is Charles Eschard

By Gwylym Owen

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Charles Eschard (1748 – 1810) was a French painter, draftsman and engraver.

Eschard began his art training at the Rouen Academy of Arts directed by Jean-Baptiste Descamps. He subsequently went to spend a few years in Holland, where he studied the masterpieces of Flemish masters.

Back in France, he exhibited at The Louvre View of Marseille: Joust and party on the water, and A view of the harbor of Harlem. In 1798 he again exhibited A view of Mont Blanc and A view of Holland with insinuation to Groningen. Another portray of the similar kind, A view of the channel extending a propos Holland, was unconditional by the author to the Museum of Rouen. It was credited by the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in 1783.

Charles Eschard, who according to some experts used soft brushstrokes and sociable colors, also engraved etchings of a number of extremely sought after subjects. His key prints were The Shepherds, The Beggars, and The Fisherman.

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