'The Seaside Resort of Dieppe' by Lucien Génin (circa 1930s)
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'The Seaside Resort of Dieppe', oil on board, by Lucien Génin (circa 1930s). Located on the scenic French Alabaster Coast, Dieppe has a long and fascinating history of seafaring, known to go back to the Vikings. The port’s name reflects the fact that it offers deep waters. Fishing was always a vital trade here. Later, Dieppe found a cheerful vocation as France’s first ever seaside resort. Following English fashions, Parisians took to holidaying by the sea at Dieppe, with the first purpose-built Etablissement des Bains (or sea-bathing establishment) in France. The resort became a magnet for the British too, including a bohemian artistic set who appreciated the more relaxed atmosphere this side of the Channel during the Belle Epoque. Artists from both sides of the Channel found inspiration here. Ferry links made Dieppe a much-appreciated first port of call for many British visitors. Today, along with its pebble beach, Dieppe attracts the crowds with its port, seafood restaurants and many historic and cultural attractions.
This is a quintessential colourful work by artist, Lucien Génin, better known for his lush depictions of Paris. The work is in its original frame, and in good overall condition after having been reconditioned by an art restoration professional. It is signed: 'Lucien Génin' in the lower centre of the work. This artwork may be purchased as a single piece or as a set of several works all by Génin and all depicting delightful vignettes of Paris and France in general. They may be viewed on our page on this site. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying this listing. A video of this work will be provided upon request.
About the Artist: After the devastation of the First World War, Lucien Génin (1894 - 1953) left his provincial home in the autumn of 1919 to find his fortune among the lively Parisians in the heart of Montmartre. Not concerning himself with producing "art", he beautifully captured the spirit of Paris between the wars while enjoying a truly Bohemian existence. Génin's works, in all their forms, perfectly convey the eclectic and friendly characters of the city.
Dimensions with frame:
H 41 cm / 16.1"
W 52 cm / 20.5"
Dimensions without frame:
H 22.5 cm / 8.9"
W 33.5 cm / 13.2"