'The Couple in Front of the Fireplace' by René Seyssaud (circa 1930s)
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'The Couple in Front of the Fireplace', watercolour on paper (circa 1930s), by René Seyssaud (1867 - 1952). A Provençal husband and wife recount the day's events while warming themselves in front of the fire. Is this what people did before the advent of the Internet? Charming. In original frame. Glazed and in very good vintage condition commensurate with age.
About the Artist: René Seyssaud (1867 - 1952) was a Provençal painter who studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Marseille, his hometown, then in Avignon. Noted for his powerful temperament and his bold palette of bright colours, he preceded the Fauvists in his use of colour. With other artists, Seyssaud formed the group of 'Young Admirers of Impressionism'. Inspired by Provençal land and seascapes, Seyssaud created very striking works which are collected internationally. Invited to the exhibition of the Masters of independent Art in Paris, he was awarded the Grand Prize in 1951. He passed away in Saint-Chamas, France in 1952.
Dimensions with frame:
H 47 cm
W 39 cm
Dimensions without frame:
H 32 cm
W 23 cm