Farm courtyard by Claude Firmin (1864-1944) - 22¾" x26½"

SKU: 17497

This listing is part of the 'At Home with Patricia Wells' collection of epicurean objects and decorative antiques.

An important oil on canvas signed C. Firmin (1864-1944) in the lower right corner. This delightful summer farmyard scene features foraging chickens under a linden tree and was displayed in the dining room at Chanteduc, Patricia and Walter Wells' farm in Provence.

Information about the artist from The Benezit Dictionary of Artists:

Claude Firmin, a notable French artist spanning the 19th and 20th centuries, was born on 18 February 1864 and passed away on 8 December 1944, both events occurring in Avignon. Firmin, primarily known for his work as a painter, excelled in creating portraits, genre scenes, local sceneries, interiors with figures, and landscapes, often imbued with elements of Orientalism. His education and career were deeply rooted in his hometown; he studied under Leon Bonnat and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Avignon, where he later ascended to the roles of teacher and then principal. His contributions to the art world were recognized early on, earning him an honorable mention in 1892. Firmin's art often drew upon the Avignon bourgeoisie and the local landscape for inspiration, making him particularly remembered for his detailed portraits and richly composed interior scenes.

Claude Firmin was part of the 'Groupe des Treize' movement - a group of painters from Avignon founded and chaired by Clément Brun in 1912, following the decision by the president of the "Société vauclusienne des amis des arts" to exclude Vaucluse sculptors, engravers and architects, as well as artists from neighboring departments, from an exhibition.

Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 22¾" high x 26½" wide x 2¼" deep
Approx. overall 58cm high x 67cm wide x 6cm deep

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