(1838 Pierrelaye/Val-d'Oise - 1891 Paris) Spring landscape with peasant girl at the edge of the forest. This impressionistically captured work is by the significant landscape painter who, despite often being overshadowed by his famous contemporaries of the Barbizon school, stands out due to his great popularity during his lifetime and the high artistic quality of his paintings. His compositions demonstrate the same interest in the natural landscapes of France as the Barbizon painters, with whom he was associated, orienting himself towards the ideal of the "paysage intime". In 1865, Pelouse made his debut at the Salon in Paris, initially drawing inspiration from Brittany. In 1870, he settled in Vaux-de-Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) in the Chevreuse Valley on the edge of the forest of Rambouillet. In 1873, Pelouse received his first medal at the Salon, followed by great successes and multiple positive reviews. In 1876, Pelouse received an exceptional high distinction for a landscape painter, a first-class medal. In 1878, he was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, and in 1889, he won a gold medal at the World Exhibition in Paris. Works by Pelouse can be found, among others, in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Oil on canvas. Signed. Dimensions: 54 cm x 73 cm. Framed.