'Port of Honfleur' by Roland Hamon (circa 1970s)
'Port of Honfleur', watercolour on art paper, by Roland Hamon (circa 1970s). A charming depiction of this most beautiful village on the estuary where the Seine river meets the English Channel. Especially known for its old port, Honfleur is characterised by its houses with slate-covered frontages painted many times by artists including in particular, Gustave Courbet, Eugène Boudin, Claude Monet and Johan Jongkind. These artists formed the école de Honfleur which contributed to the appearance of the Impressionist movement. The Sainte-Catherine church in the village, which has a bell tower separate from the principal building, is the largest wooden church in France. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying this listing. Upon request a video of the artwork may be provided. The work is in good overall condition, is newly framed and glazed and is signed by the artist in the lower right hand corner.
About the Artist: Roland Hamon (1909 - 1987), was a French painter of landscapes and animated urban scenes. He was a student at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris and exhibited at the Salon des Artists where he was a member since 1934. A prolific artist, we owe him a debt of thanks for having captured and preserved so many views of Paris from the 1930s to the 1970s, particularly in the area around Sacre Coeur, in Montmartre. His artworks are collected internationally and frequently appear for sale in the major auction houses.
Dimensions with frame:
H 39 cm / 15.4"
W 47.5 cm / 18.7"
Dimensions without frame:
H 28 cm / 11"
W 37 cm / 14.6"