Spring Cherries in Normandy

This pretty French landscape painting is the work of Nico Jungman (1872-1935). Included in a 1905 book on Normandy, Jungman’s work shows the hills surrounding the valley of the River Rille and a few cherry trees in full bloom. The houses have that recognizable Tudor style with dark wood over white stucco.

This French landscape is full of shades of green with hints of brown in the fields waiting for the spring planting. Look closely and that might be a pair of deer crossing one of the meadows in the background. The work is somewhat muted, without the bright colors we often associate with spring, yet it has a serene feel. I don’t think it needs a think, except perhaps a nice frame.


This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.