This oil on wood painting by Auguste Vimar
(1851-1916) dates from the late nineteenth / early twentieth century. Vimar was from Marseilles and specialized in animal paintings, sculpture and illustration.
His work has been exhibited in Paris, Beziers, Marseille, Digne and Dijon.
Auguste Vimar was born on November 3, 1851in Marseille . He studied at the Lycée Thiers.
He is best known for his talents as an illustrator. He illustrated great classics like Fables by La Fontaine or books by his friends, like L'Arche de Noé by Paul Guigou . He also wrote and illustrated children's books himself, such as Le Boy by Marius Bouillabès or L'Automobile Vimar .
He contributed to many newspapers including Figaro Illustrated , Le Rire , Mon journal , Le Journal du dimanche, La Vedette , La Provence artistic & picturesque .
He influenced Benjamin Rabier.
Auguste Vimar died on August 21, 1916 in Marseille.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall including frame 12¼" x 13½" x 2¼"
Approx. overall including frame 31cm x 34cm x 6cm