Ludovic Chauviac (1889-) was a painter of luscious nudes, landscape and genre. Although there do not appear to be a lot of works from his hands, those that do exist show the talent of their creator. Apparently he also worked in the graphic arts, as this large aquatint suggests. This unframed work probably dates to about 1930. It is pencil signed at lower right and the number "72" appears in the margin at lower left. The print is affixed around the edges to the board. Over the years the paper has become quite oxidized and browned, causing the colors to stand out in interesting fashion. There are a few very minor abrasions near the lowest portion of the image, and some others well into the margin that would be hidden by a frame. Measurements are 20" by 25". ?
Etching print with aquatint of a Mediterranean portico by listed French artist Ludovix Chauviac