Léo Lelée (1872-1947) portrait of an Arlesian lady - watercolor 22½" x 15¼"

SKU: 17503

This listing is part of the 'At Home with Patricia Wells' collection of epicurean objects and decorative antiques.
Patricia and Walter Wells have several posters and paintings by Léo Lelée (1872-1947). This gorgeous watercolor portrait represents an Arlesian lady in traditional dress and was displayed in Patricia's office at Chanteduc, her farmhouse in Provence. Patricia adores the distinctive Arlesian clothing of the figure.

The Arlesian lady embodies the rich cultural heritage of Arles, France, distinguished by traditional costumes that symbolize regional identity and history. Wearing the "costume d'Arles," these women carry forward the legacy of Provence through attire that represents local craftsmanship, festivity, and the enduring spirit of their community. This tradition showcases the importance of cultural preservation and pride, manifesting in celebrations and ceremonies that unite the past with the present.

Léo Lelée, (1872 -1947), was a distinguished French artist known for his profound contribution to the world of art, particularly through his illustrations and paintings that vividly captured the essence of Provence and its traditions. Lelée's work is celebrated for its meticulous attention to detail, vibrant colors, and the ability to evoke the spirit of the region he so adored.

Embarking on his artistic journey with formal education in the arts, Lelée honed his skills and developed a unique style that seamlessly blended traditional techniques with his personal vision. His passion for Provence was not just limited to its landscapes; he had a deep fascination with the local customs, costumes, and festivities, which became the central theme of much of his work.

Throughout his career, Lelée's illustrations and paintings earned him recognition not just in France but internationally. His artworks were more than mere representations; they were an homage to the Provençal way of life, capturing the simplicity, beauty, and richness of the culture. Through his art, Lelée played a crucial role in preserving and promoting the heritage of Provence, making significant contributions to the cultural history of the region.

Lelée's legacy lives on through his works, which continue to be celebrated in exhibitions and collections around the world. His art not only provides a window into the soul of Provence but also stands as a testament to his skill, passion, and dedication to capturing the essence of his beloved homeland.

Light wear.
Approx. overall 22½" high x 15¼" wide x 0¾" deep
Approx. overall 57cm high x 39cm wide x 2cm deep

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