A 1970s oil on board landscape painting of the 12th-century Chapelle Saint Sixte in Eygalières by Désiré Allemand (1906 – unknown). The preliminary drawing is also available. The photograph is the chapel as it looks today.
Désiré Allemand (1906 – unknown) was born in Salon-de-Provence, commonly known as ‘Salon’. His father, David Allemand was also a painter so Désiré grew up surrounded by artists. He attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and won the first prize of fine arts of Melun. He later became a teacher who enthusiastically encouraged his students. His passion for Provencal villages and landscapes is shared with us through his harmonious works in oil, gouache, and watercolor paintings. He captured the atmospheric luminosity of Provence throughout the seasons – almond blossom in late winter, poppy fields in summer as well as villages with picturesque winding roads, remarkable architectural landmarks, chateaux, and farmhouses. You may recognize villages such as Vaison-la-Romain, La Barben, Eyguières Aurons in his works.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall including frame 29¼" x 23¾"
Approx. overall including frame 74cm x 60cm