Oil on Canvas “Feeding the Birds” by César Pattein ( French 1850 – 1931)


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César Pattein (French 1850-1931, most Active 1882-1914). Born in Steenvoorde, in northern France, Pattein was raised among farmers and maintained a close connection to the rural region throughout his life. Qualified to represent agrarian traditions and rustic rituals, Pattein eventually met and became influenced by naturalist, Jules Breton in the mid-1880s.

Pattein seldom traveled much further than Lille, with the occasional journey to Paris when exhibiting at the Salon. In his early career, he experimented with portraiture and historical and religious subjects. In 1896, he was awarded a medal from the Paris Salon. Concepts of nature, God, and poverty, as in Millet’s work, are embedded in Pattein’s works. “Feeding the Birds” is an excellent example of realism, expressing love for nature and poverty. Pattein chose color palettes that permit us to experience the sunniness and gayness of rustic life.

César Pattein pieces can be found in museums worldwide. The highest auction price is $59,000. $10,500 represents a lower-range valuation.

With frame: H= 30 in. W= 34 in. D= 5 in.
Without frame: H= 21.5 in. W= 26 in. D= 1.5 in.
Total Weight: 20 lbs.

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Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions L 5 x W 34 x H 30 in
Style / Period

Realism / Naturalism

Year / Century


Place of Origin


Additional Dimensions

With Frame: H= 30 in. W= 34 in. D= 5 in.
Without Frame: H= 21.5 in. W= 26 in. D= 1.5 in.
Total Weight: lbs.


The painting is in good condition for its age. Due to its age, it has been recently professionally relined, cleaned, and re-varnished.

The carved gilt wood frame is in good condition and not missing any parts. There is some wear on the gold leaf from age.

Although we are attempting to provide realistic online images, differences in lighting sources affect the real color contracts of the painting. We will be happy to provide additional images under different lighting sources and further close-up images upon request. However, we recommend you consider the lighting in your home and how different lighting sources preserve the painting best and can improve the details the artist emphasized. We also recommend you determine the proper angle placement for the painting to avoid casting shadows or reducing glare to obtain the highest level of satisfaction from this artwork.

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