Although this colorful work showing the Moulin Rouge in the historic and world-renowned nightclub section of Paris is signed at the lower left "Roger Tours", there is no mistaking the style of the prolific artist Antonio deVity, who from mid century on created enormously popular scenes of familiar sites in Paris. The work is really nicely framed, too (probably the original), so this is a complete decorative package. The painting is in excellent condition, and won't even require cleaning; the ornate framing has a few losses in the piping at bottom and in a few other places, but these losses are not immediately apparent, the busy scene and the ornate frame itself drawing away attention from flaws. The oil on canvas is laid on masonite. It measures 16" by 20" and the entire item as framed measures 24" by 27 1/2".
Paris street scene impressionist painting in style Antonio deVity