Rodolphe Bresdin  (French, 1822-1885) 

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Rodolphe Bresdin, Frontispiece de La Revue Faintaisiste

 

Rodolphe Bresdin
Frontispiece de La Revue Faintaisiste
1861

David Tunick, Inc.
Rodolphe Bresdin, La Sainte Famille aux Cerfs

 

Rodolphe Bresdin
La Sainte Famille aux Cerfs
1871

David Tunick, Inc.
Rodolphe Bresdin, La Maison Enchantée (Enchanted House)

 

Rodolphe Bresdin
La Maison Enchantée (Enchanted House)
1871

Harris Schrank Fine Prints
Rodolphe Bresdin, Village with a Fisherman

 

Rodolphe Bresdin
Village with a Fisherman
Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd
Rodolphe Bresdin, Peasant Family in an Interior

 

Rodolphe Bresdin
Peasant Family in an Interior
Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd
Rodolphe Bresdin, The Flight into Egypt

 

Rodolphe Bresdin
The Flight into Egypt
Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd
Rodolphe Bresdin, Four Studies of Elegantly Dressed Women and Girls

 

Rodolphe Bresdin
Four Studies of Elegantly Dressed Women and Girls
Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd
Rodolphe Bresdin, An Oriental Encampment ( La Halte du Cheikh)

 

Rodolphe Bresdin
An Oriental Encampment ( La Halte du Cheikh)
Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd
 

  The dominant themes in Bresdin’s work include scenes of figures in fantastical landscapes, peasant interiors and Biblical subjects, all depicted with an abundance of minute detail. Another of his favourite subjects were depictions of small villages and exterior views of peasant huts, a milieu with which he was familiar from his upbringing as the son of a tanner in the small village of Montrelais, on the Loire between Nantes and Angers. Bresdin himself lived a peripatetic life, changing his address every few months, and these complex, highly detailed drawings of villages, houses, farms, inns and fantastic chateaux must have seemed, at times, the fabric of a world quite removed from his own humble existence.