Bonvin was born in Paris. He exhibited at the Salon from 1847. He was influenced by 17th-century Dutch painting.
1817 - 1887
Paintings by François Bonvin
This small oil painting is typical of the still lifes which, together with scenes of everyday life, form the core of Bonvin’s art. His still lifes often include objects associated with a particular profession. The two coins and what might be a ledger book suggest bookkeeping is the profession her...
On display elsewhere
Formerly titled A Village Green in France, this is a view near Verberie, between Senlis and Compiègne, in the north-eastern department of Oise. We see a large flat field, in which cows are grazing, beneath a pale blue sky, which fills most of the picture. A row of trees with full foliage on the r...
Not on display