'Parc Monceau Paris' by Lucien Génin (c. 1930s)
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. Genin's works, in all their forms, perfectly convey the eclectic and friendly characters of the city.
This is Génin's work, oil on board, (c. 1930s) beautifully framed, of Parc Monceau in Paris' 8th arrondissement. In early autumn the dying leaves of yellow, gold and burnt orange are starting to fall amidst the life being experienced by Génin's characters in this very well-to-do Parc Monceau. The park dates back to the 17th century and today it is one of the most elegant gardens in Paris. Walking around the park, there are numerous statues, a Renaissance archway belonging to the former Paris City Hall, spectacular trees, a wide variety of birds and a large pond. Today Parc Monceau is surrounded by luxury buildings and sumptuous mansions.
Painting and vintage frame in excellent condition with new mount and anti-reflective glass just added. Signed by the artist in lower right hand corner: 'Lucien Génin'.
Dimensions with frame:
H 56 cm
W 63.5 cm
Dimensions without frame:
H 34.5 cm
W 43 cm