Oil on canvas painting of a French Quarter street scene in old New Orleans, 12" by 16" (19" by 22 1/2" as framed), signed at lower right by French-born listed artist Charlotte Therese Darche (1892-1976). This is a nicely crafted painting with wonderful colors and complex brush strokes. Darche was born in France and died in Los Angeles. She was an art teacher in New Orleans by 1941, having arrived in the United States in 1937. By 1944 she was in Los Angeles. This painting has some paint flake losses around the signature area (see photos) and also at points along the far left edge. The work is well worth restoring. The New Orleans subject matter is desirable, Darche's more commonly encountered works being street scenes of Paris.
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