Charles Le Roux

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Charles Le Roux
Paysage près de Narbonne ("Landscape near Narbonne"), by Charles Le Roux.

Marie-Guillaume Charles Le Roux (1814–1895) was a landscape painter of the Barbizon school. He was born and died in Nantes, and is noted for his paintings of the Loire and its surroundings.

He was a pupil of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and a friend of Théodore Rousseau and Gustave Dore. Having inherited a fortune, he did not have to sell his works.

Museums holding works by Le Roux include the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes. His painting Edge of the Woods; Cherry Trees in Autumn, which was painted in the last year (1895) of the artist's life, was exhibited in the Exposition Universelle of 1900,[1] and is in the collection of the Musée d’Orsay.[2]


  1. ^ "Le peintre Charles Le Roux" par G. Ferronnière in Annales de la Société Académique de Nantes 1903 (ADLA Per98) p. 233.
  2. ^ Rosenblum, Robert (1989). Paintings in the Musée d'Orsay. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang. ISBN 1-55670-099-7 p. 110.

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