Painting during the early years of the twentieth century, Leon Charles Bauche can be considered an Impressionist. His misty, subtly colored, landscapes are full of light and airiness. This example, dating to around 1910, typifies his approach to painting. Born in Paris around 1880 details of his academic training are unknown but by 1905 he is recorded as exhibiting as a professional artist. This 1905 debut came with his invitation to show at the Salon des Independants followed two years later with his debut at the Salon d’Automne. By now he was garnering a reputation as an artist of some considerable talent and in 1910 he first showed at the prestigious Salon Nationale des Beaux Arts. He would continue to exhibit at this venue until 1930, gaining associate membership of the Salon in 1923. In 1926 a retrospective exhibition of his work was held at the Salon des Independants where titles of the works included ‘La Sieste’, ‘Parc de Saint-Cloud’, ‘Le Pont-Neuf’ and Bord de Seine, Paris’.