The River Seine 1909 by Léon Frédéric (1856-1940) - 22¾" x 30¾"

SKU: 15679

This serene painting of the River Seine in Paris is dated 1909 and signed by Léon Frédéric (1856-1940). Oil on canvas with no repairs. The frame is stucco with a gold finish, likely predates the painting.
Extract from Wikipedia - translated from French Biography: 
The son of a prosperous jeweler, Léon Frédéric entered in 1871 as an apprentice with the painter-decorator Charle-Albert and took evening classes at the Brussels Academy. In 1874, he worked in the private studio of Jean-François Portaels. The following year, he joined forces with young painters to rent a studio where they could study the live model. From 1876 to 1878, he prepares for the Prix de Rome which he fails, but his father offers him enough to travel to Italy for a whole year from 1878 to 1879, he makes his debut within the artistic group l'Essor which brings together supporters of the realism.
In 1883, he was hailed as a painter full of promise with his painting Les Marchands de craie, a triptych rallying modernism to the genius of the primitive masters, and during the 1890s, he became one of the most popular painters in Belgium, quoted alongside Constantin Meunier or Eugène Laermans. His work In 1882, he discovered the work of the French naturalist painter Jules Bastien Lepage at the Brussels Salon. His art is the alliance of a mannered naturalism with the naivety and luxuriance of the Quattrocento and the Flemish primitives, often executed in the form of triptychs.
The painter of Les Marchands de craie recounts the faces with touching poetry, those of the little ones especially in their fearful shyness; one has a big head, looks stupid, limited, another shady, they are all despite everything, even these two, lovely. It is the poetry of misery, of resignation, of silent duty, of courage. Some paintings take the form of esoteric allegories such as the Interior of a studio from 1882, in the museum of Ixelles. These works are enough to classify Léon Frédéric as one of the masters of the Belgian Symbolist movement. They announce certain surreal themes, Still Water.

Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 22¾" high x 30¾" x 2¼" deep.
Approx. overall 58cm high x 78cm x 6cm deep.

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