20th-century framed painting of "Old Montmartre" Paris - Raymond Besse (1899-1969) 25½" x 28¾"

SKU: 17561


Dating from the late 1950s / early 1960s, this charming framed oil-on-canvas painting depicts an old streetscape view of Montmartre in Paris by Raymond Besse (1899-1969). Titled on the back "Vieux Montmartre Maison de Mimi-Pinson". The artist's signature is seen in the lower right corner. Note his delightful use of colors and thick brushstrokes. This piece will instantly bring the charm and history of this famous Paris quarter to your walls.

Information on the artist:

Raymond Besse (1899-1969) was a celebrated French artist from the twentieth century. He was a painter, a draughtsman, and an illustrator known for his landscapes with figures and urban landscapes. In 1916 he settled in Paris, where he began to exhibit work in 1923, showing Fat Ox at Issoudun at the Salon des Artistes Indépendants. In 1924 his work was included in the Tokyo International Exhibition. He also showed work in Ostend. In Paris he exhibited regularly at the Salon des Tuileries from 1926 to 1931 and at the Salon d'Automne from 1926 to 1943. He provided three drawings to accompany Léon-Paul's text, The Seasons in Paris for Paris 43 published by the City of Paris, and contributed 12 compositions to Le Voyage en banlieue (Journey in the Suburbs) (St-Ouen) by Bataille-Henri. He painted landscapes in many parts of France - around Issoudun, beside the River Aisne, the Loing and so on, but concentrated mainly on picturesque parts of Paris and its surrounding area, such as quintessential Paris neighborhoods like Montmartre and views along the River Seine and the canals. His work has been exhibited and sold in several museums and galleries in Paris.

Source: excerpts from the Bénézit Guide.

About Mimi-Pinson (from IMDb)

Mimi Pinson is a character created by Alfred De Musset (1810-1857) in one of his poems ;it spawns an operetta and this film. Mimi Pinson is a grisette ,a belle de Paris full of joie de vivre, who enjoys flowers on her balcony in her attic room ;she works in the fashion world, which does not make much sense.


Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 25½" high x 28¾" wide x 3¼" deep
Approx. overall 65cm high x 73cm wide x 8cm deep

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