'Verdant Landscape' by Louise-Jeanne Cottard-Fossey (circa 1960s)
'Verdant Landscape', oil on canvas, by Louise-Jeanne Cottard-Fossey (circa 1960s). A very idyllic, verdant scene depicted by this renowned French female artist whose works were created in an era when art was dominated by males. A small country home sits below several mountainous elevations in the South of France, perhaps in the rolling foothills of the Pyrenees. With such a peaceful view, the viewer can slow down, put their feet up and relish the silence and tranquility of the scene. Fresh mountain air and not a human in sight - the painting transports the viewer to a better place and that is a good thing. In good overall condition, the painting is framed and signed by the artist in the lower right hand. Please note the frame has some chips and age-related blemishes commensurate with age. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying this listing. Upon request a video of the artwork will be provided.
About the Artist: Louise-Jeanne Cottard-Fossey, (1902-1983), born in Le Havre, France, studied at the University of Beaux Arts in that city and subsequently at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Cottard-Fossey was also a student of well known French artist, Othon Friesz, himself a lifelong friend of Raoul Dufy and several French Fauvists. She is most known for her nude portraits, landscapes and still-lifes. Cottard-Fossey's paintings currently hang in the Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris and its equivalent in Le Havre leaving behind a legacy as a talented and respected artist. Her work continues to be exhibited and admired by art lovers around the world.
Dimensions with frame:
H 40 cm / 15.7"
W 48 cm / 18.9"
Dimensions without frame:
H 27 cm / 10.6"
W 35 cm / 13.8"