Antique French painting of a country road in Provence - oil on board. Auguste Raure (1878-1936) 17¾" x 15¾"
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A very pretty French painting of a country road in Provence. Dating from the early twentieth century. Oil on board with the original frame. Signed Auguste Raure.
Below is a translated extract from Wikipedia:
Auguste Roure was born in Bollène into a modest family. The death of his father forced him to enter as an apprentice engraver in a printing house where he revealed his artistic talents. His older brother had him admitted to the school of fine arts in Avignon. There he became a pupil of director Pierre Grivolas who quickly appointed him professor.
This promotion allows the young man to be able to get married and to leave the printing press. Now able to live from his painting, he traveled the Vaucluse by bicycle in his spare time, easel on his back. It was during these excursions that he painted his canvas Le Ventoux seen from the heights of Malaucène, kept at the Roure Palace in Avignon. When he leaves the scrubland, he joins the Var coast and the seaside, which thus become his two other privileged pictorial themes.
He exhibited at the Roche gallery in Marseille and in the Parisian Salons.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use. Approx. overall 17¾" x 15¾" x 1½" including frame Approx. overall 45cm x 40cm x 4cm including frame