'The Old Wall Javea' by Lucien Martial (circa 1960s)
'The Old Wall Javea', oil on board, by Lucien Martial (circa 1960s). The town of Javea (also known as Xabia) is a Spanish town lying at the easternmost point of the coast, not far from both Valencia and Alicante. The area is overlooked by the impressive mountain Montgo Massif, standing at over 750 metres high. This landscape of the area was painted in simpler times, before the area became a resort on the Costa Blanca. Simple Spanish homes with terracotta roofs overlook the rugged landscapes. Under the blue sky, the Mediterranean appears in the background. A very serene landscape which will put a smile on your face every day. Overall in good condition. The artwork is newly framed with a French-style linen slip. Signed by the artist in the lower right hand. Upon request a video may be provided.
About the Artist: Lucien Martial (1892-1987), born into a family of craftsmen in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, his father sold flowers and feathers, his mother worked in embroidery. His teacher noted that his young pupil had a disposition for drawing and encouraged his parents to point him in that direction. He was admitted to the National School of Fine Arts in Fernand Cormon's studio. The 1914-1918 War interrupted his studies when he was mobilised in the infantry. He was seriously wounded by a bullet in the lung and was subsequently decorated with the military medal. Back in Paris, he resumed his studies at the Beaux-Arts. After a stay in the South of France, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs appointed him professor at the School of Fine Arts in Montreal (Quebec) in 1925 where he remained for 10 years. The artist exhibited at the Salon of French artists in 1929 and 1950. He was appointed an official painter of the Navy in 1943, a particular honour in France. He died in Paris in 1987.
Dimensions with Frame:
H 71.5 cm / 28.1"
W 84 cm / 33.1"
Dimensions without Frame:
H 58 cm / 22.8"
W 71 cm / 28"