Watercolor painting of flowers in a vase on a tabletop, 16" by 18 1/2" (20" by 22" framed), signed at lower left corner by noted artist GUY DE BOUTHILLIER. The artist, born in France in 1893 to a French political minister, is said to have studied with Monet, Picasso, and John Singer Sargent (see printed label on reverse, with short biography, from the old Beverly Hills-based Martin Lowitz Gallery). He was in Southern California by 1932, exhibiting that year at the Hatfield Gallery in Los Angeles. Most works by de Bouthillier are landscapes, executed in watercolor. This particular example was likely painted and framed in the 1950's. The colors are rich and not faded. The harmonious colors and skill in the overall composition and depiction of the flowers make for a very pleasing work of art. Frame has some moderate wear.
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