'The Charentonne River in Bernay' by Pierre Duteurtre (1934)
'The Charentonne River in Bernay', oil on canvas, by Pierre Duteurtre (1934). The Charentonne River is a 63 kilometre (40 miles) long river in the Normandy region of Northern France. It runs through the town of Bernay in the heart of Normandy. The scene so exquisitely captured by the artist is the northern arm of the Boulevard Dubus as it runs along the river. Bernay is a charming town whose origins date back to a Roman settlement in the 5th Century. The artist's treatment of light on the river is superb as is his use of vibrant colour in the trees, foliage and buildings alongside. The painting is in overall good condition having recently undergone a cleaning by an art restoration professional. It is newly framed in a tray and signed, dated and located by the artist in the lower right hand. This may very well be his finest work of art. Upon request a video may be provided.
About the Artist: Pierre Eugène Duteurtre (1911-1989), best known under the pseudonym 'DUT', was most famously known as a French cartoonist and later as a successful painter of splendid artworks. From 1934 to 1939, he worked for the Parisian Publishing Company (SPE). Beginning in 1947, he worked for Marijac publications, where he illustrated texts by Marijac for his best-known comic series “Sitting Bull”. This series was published from 1948 to 1953 in the magazine “Coq Hardi”. In 1968 he dedicated himself full time to serious painting after having retired from his successful career as an illustrator and cartoonist.
Dimensions with Frame:
H 93.5 cm / 36.8"
W 74.5 cm / 29.3"
Dimensions without Frame:
H 92 cm / 36.2"
W 73 cm / 28.7"