'Two Scenes of the River Seine' by Mark Simons (c. 1930s)
'Two Scenes of the River Seine', a set of two watercolours on paper, by Mark Simons (c. 1930s). The River Seine runs through Paris which veers around the city for over 13 kilometres. The river cuts the city into two parts: the Left Bank (rive gauche) and the Right Bank (rive droite). The river is crossed by 37 bridges, including 4 footbridges. The Seine is separated on both sides by double-level quays. The upper quays are lined with aged, knotted plane trees and below by cool, green poplars. The quays are wonderful places for strolling and people-watching. The most impressive part of the banks is found around the two islands of Île de la Cité and Île Saint-Louis. These watercolours are an homage from the artist to the city and to its beautiful river. The two artworks are in very good vintage condition commensurate with their age. In original frames with new mounts and glass. Signed: 'Mark Simons'.
Dimensions with frames (Each work is the same size):
H 23.5 cm
W 27.5 cm
Dimensions without frames:
H 10.5 cm
W 15 cm