Busson, William Louis Charles
William Louis Charles Busson (born: July 15, 1822 in Montoire-sur-le-Loir (Loir-et-Cher) and died: April 4, 1908) in Paris XV, was a renowned French landscape painter. Autograph Card Writing Signed, n.d. - 4 1/2 x 3 written on Recto & Verso, in blk ink with a rich golden-browning hue seen. Overall, fine/very fine condition.
He was a son of a merchant, he studied painting in the workshop of Jean Charles Joseph Remond and Francois-Louis French, and exhibited at the Salon painting from 1846.
He was a founding member of the Society of French artists, and served from 1873 to the Jury of the Salon painting, which he became vice president in 1881. It was a close friend of Eugene Fromentin.
Recognized talent, he has himself been awarded several times, obtaining a third class medal at the Salon of 1855, a third class medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1867 and finally a first class medal at the World Expo in 1878.
He also, was made a knight of the Legion of Honor August 11, 1866, and officer of the same order July 13, 1887. His most famous paintings are: Montoire surroundings, the Ford, the Landes near Tartas, Before the Storm, Evening on the banks of the Loir, a sunset and a storm in the Landes, Old Castle moat Lavardin.
Several of his paintings are exhibited in French public collections: the Musee d'Orsay (Hunt Berry in the marshes) and in the Fine Arts Museums of Angers, Marseille, Rennes and Troyes, the Museum of Grenoble and Antoine Vivenel Museum of CompiâˆšÂ®gne."