Up for sale is an antique/vintage oil painting on board, depicting a Paris genre street scene.
Signed in a lower left corner Raymond Besse (French, 1899-1969). The painting is also titled and signed on a backside of the board.
The painting presented in a wood gild frame, and overall in good condition. Please see photos, the photos are the part of the description.
Framed measures 16" x 13", painting measures 14" x 11".
Please read some interesting information about the Artist from Wikipedia:
Raymond Besse was born in Niort, Deux-Sevres on December 26, 1899. He spent his childhood in the Berry province of France.
Raymond Besse arrived in Paris in 1916. He exhibited for the first time in the Salon des Independants in 1923. He then continued to exhibit his works in many other exhibitions and salons, among them the Salon d’Automne. Raymond Besse's favorite topic was Paris. He loved to illustrate the life in and around the capital city, especially in the northern areas of Saint-Ouen, Montmartre, Clichy, and around the Canal Saint-Martin.
Raymond Besse's themes of blue-collar Paris neighborhoods, associated with gloomy snowy weather make his artworks often dark and sad and as a result, disregarded by many. Those paintings give a perfect picture of life in the suburbs of Paris during the first part of the 20th century, far from the idyllic and colorful pictures left by other artists. Raymond Besse finally moved to the Loire area at the end of his life, and he died in Cande-sur-Beuvron, Loir-et-Cher on March 5, 1969
Please note that the physical colors of the item may vary from the pictures in the listing, given the quality of the camera, the lighting, and the background used
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