Pair of French Oil on Canvas Paris Paintings in Carved Frames Signed M. Abougit
These colorful antique oil on canvas paintings were created in France, circa 1930. Set in the original ornate and carved frames, both compositions depict typical Parisian streets filled with people, and two iconic landmarks in the background; “La Place du Tertre”, and “Le Quai de la Tournelle”. Both artworks are signed by the artist on the lower left corner, Marcel Abougit, with hand written information by the artist on the back of the canvas. The pair of paintings are in excellent condition with vivid colors, in the style of Blanchard and Galien-Laloue. Marcel Abougit (1886-n/a), was a French painter; born in Le Puy; he displayed his work during the Paris Salon des Independants in 1935. He became a follower of Eugene Galein-Laloue and Cortes, and inspired Antoine Blanchard later on. Listed in the Benezit. The Place du Tertre is a square in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, France. Only a few streets away from Montmartre’s Basilica of the Sacré Cœur and the Lapin Agile, it is near the summit of the city’s elevated Montmartre quarter. Place du Tertre was the heart of the prestigious Benedictine Montmartre Abbey, established in 1133 by King Louis VI. Montmartre Abbey thrived through the centuries and until the French revolution under the patronage of the Kings of France. Place du Tertre was opened to the public in 1635 as Montmartre village central square. From the end of the 18th century until World War One, the whole Montmartre Boheme could been seen here: painters, songwriters and poets. The Bouquinistes of Paris, France, are booksellers of used and antiquarian books who ply their trade along large sections of the banks of the Seine: on the right bank from the Pont Marie to the Quai du Louvre, and on the left bank from the Quai de la Tournelle to Quai Voltaire. The Seine is thus described as “the only river in the world that runs between two bookshelves”. Measures: 16.25″ W x 19.75″ H.
|Dimensions||16.25" W x 1.75" D x 19.75" H|
Late 19th Century