Stunning Art Deco era Flemish school oil on canvas painting by John Janssens. Circa 1925. Featuring a pleasant equestrian scene against a charming pastoral backdrop. Such gorgeous colors and contrasting tones in this painting, with reds and lush greens. The artist was an established Belgian illustrator in the early 20th century, and that talent exhibited beautifully here in the finely rendered details and delightful subject matter. Depicting a lady dressed in equestrian boots and classic red riding coat. Her lovely short bobbed hair so popular of the roaring 20's. Smiling at a fine white Borzoi / Russian wolfhound. In the distance is her chestnut horse.
Signed on the lower left by John Janssens. Housed in the original gilt wood fame carved with splendid Art Deco foliage. Frame measures 22 5/8" square. Canvas measures 20" square. In very good condition, all original. Some wear to gesso on the frame. On the upper left corner are a couple of white spots, this appears to be paint drops? \
John Janssens, XIX-XXth, was a Belgian painter and illustrator. His works spanned from the Belle Epoque to Art Deco and were featured on posters, postal cards, biscuit tins and sheet music covers for example. He became known for his representation of period automobiles and aviation imagery. After WWI, his illustrations focused on the elegance of the Art Deco period.
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