'Port Dayot' French School (1946)
'Port Dayot' French School (1946)
'Port Dayot' French School (1946)
'Port Dayot' French School (1946)
'Port Dayot' French School (1946)
'Port Dayot' French School (1946)
'Port Dayot' French School (1946)
'Port Dayot' French School (1946)
'Port Dayot' French School (1946)
'Port Dayot' French School (1946)
'Port Dayot' French School (1946)
'Port Dayot' French School (1946)
'Port Dayot' French School (1946)
'Port Dayot' French School (1946)
'Port Dayot' French School (1946)
'Port Dayot' French School (1946)
'Port Dayot' French School (1946)
£1,300

'Port Dayot' French School (1946)

Fine Art

SKU 1176

Only left in stock

Ask a Question

'Port Dayot', watercolour and gouache on paper, 20th Century French School (1946), is a naive and charming depiction of a fishing couple pulling in their nets in Van Phong, also known as Port Dayot by the French. Port Dayot is a remote coastal tropical paradise surrounded by hills, mountains and forests. The French call it Port Dayot after Jean Baptiste Marie Dayot (1759 - 1809), a French Navy officer and adventurer who went into the service of Nguyen Anh, the future emperor of Vietnam. Originally from a Breton family, Dayot became a Lieutenant de vaisseau auxiliaire in the French Royal Navy and is thought to have commanded one of two commercial ships which accompanied French warships to Vietnam. Although this artwork was created in the 1940s, it has an essence of antiquity about it. The simple fisherman's homes surrounded by palms are backdrop to the traditional fishing boats or skiffs used in the bay's blue waters. Nothing is presented that could identify this painting as a 20th Century artwork. That is one of its most endearing features. Regrettably, the artist's signature / initials are illegible but the date is clearly visible (April '46) as is the setting for the work, in the lower right hand side, Port Dayot. Given its age, the work is in good condition, its colours still vibrant and the paper intact (please note there are two very small holes on each of the upper corners ostensibly used to pin the painting to a surface). The artwork has been newly framed and glazed to preserve it for decades to come. Upon request a video of the piece may be provided. 

Dimensions with frame:

H 51.5 cm / 20.3"

W 42 cm / 16.5"

Dimensions without frame:

H 35 cm / 13.8"

W 25.5 cm / 10"

Free returns

Initiate returns within 7 days of receiving the item for a full refund. Learn more.

Wordwide shipping

We ship worldwide using established courier services such as DHL, FedEx and UPS. For most artworks and objects, a nominal flat rate is charged according to your location. Rates are available here. For larger and furniture items please contact us to obtain a shipping quote. Import duties and taxes may apply.

Visiting us

Our private showroom is located in London, SE16, near Canada Water Underground station. If you'd like to see a particular piece in person, please contact us to arrange a viewing appointment. In the case of high-value items, BIA may be able to convey them to your home to facilitate a viewing in your own space. This applies to London post codes only.