Artist: Emile Lejeune (Swiss, 1885-1964)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 23 1/2 by 31 3/4 inches (59.7 by 80.6 cm); framed under acrylic 30 by 38 1/2 inches.
Signed and dated lower right: "Emile Lejeune 1931"
Titled and dated on the reverse: "Cagnes 1931/1939"
PROVENANCE: Est-Ouest Co., Ltd., October 6, 2012, lot 1073;
Acquired by the last owner from the above.
Condition: Unlined canvas; faint craquelure; flakes of loss in sky at upper left; an approx. 1 1/2 inch almost tear with tiny flakes of loss at center of sky.
Scattered faint surface scratches. Frame wear. Framed under acrylic.
(1885-1964), was a painter from Geneva whomoved to Paris, and in whose studio a in Montparnasse, a range of artistic events were held (concerts by the group known as Les Six, exhibitions, including an exhibition of African art organised by Paul Guillaume, and poetry readings, particularly by Apollinaire and Cocteau). After visiting Provence, Emile Lejeune finally decided, in 1922, to move to Cagnes with his family.