This is a really poetic work by FRANCIS LE COADIC (1912-), listed French artist, showing a country church and houses, a few figures, and a distinctively French telephone pole at the right side of the composition. The work, like a lot of Le Coadic's work, reminds one of Maurice Utrillo. Indeed, Le Coadic did paint a lot of works showing Montmartre in the snow, and other street scenes around Paris. He seems to be little known, and underrated; there are some auction records, but not many. This painting on canvas measures 24" by 20" (31" by 27" as framed in its quality 1950's style distressed whitewashed wood frame). On the reverse is the title, "La Chapelle de Ste Marine", and "F. Le Coadic 1953", and written in pen on the stretcher is "Mme. Le Coadic". The painting could use a freshening up cleaning but it wouldn't be mandatory. There might be a small minor abrasion at upper left in the sky, again, not an issue. Otherwise it's in very fine shape. The frame is separating a little at lower right corner. See the net for more of Le Coadic's charming images of France. .
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