'View of Montmartre from Rue Lepic' by Lucien Génin (circa 1930s)
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'View of Montmartre from Rue Lepic', gouache on paper (circa 1930s), by Lucien Génin. Montmartre became a hub for European artists in the late 19th century. Many of the era’s most renowned painters called Lepic home during this period, the most famous being Vincent Van Gogh. Today the winding street called Rue Lepic is home to a plethora of boutiques and eateries. The history of Rue Lepic however, is one filled with colour and intrigue. According to local folklore, after being forced to abandon his horse and trek up the old path to the church on the top of hill, Napoleon 1st took the priest’s request to construct an official thoroughfare and created Rue Lepic in 1809.
This is a quintessential colourful work by artist, Lucien Génin, known for his lush depictions of Paris. The work is newly framed, under glass and in good vintage condition. 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 three works all by Génin and all depicting delightful vignettes of Paris. They may be viewed on our page on this site. A short video clip 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 30 cm / 11.8"
W 34.5 cm / 13.6"
Dimensions without frame:
H 20.5 cm / 8.1"
W 25 cm / 9.8"