Paul Lucien Maze (1887-1979) - Mid 20th Century Pastel, Hunting Scene
DescriptionA fine pastel painting and an excellent representation of the work of well-known Anglo-French artist Paul Maze. The painting depicts a hunting scene with three figures wearing traditional scarlet hunt coats and their horses at the English countryside. Here, the artist's proficiency and artistic expression is clear through his use of colour and pastel application. Presented in a white card mount and in a simple black and white wooden frame. Signed. On wove.
The condition is typical for a picture of this age, including some discolouration, slight creasing to the corners and ondulation to the surface. There is a 13 cm repaired tear to the lower right-hand corner and a 3 cm tear to the upper left-hand corner. Additionally, there is a very small puncture hole to the upper left-hand quadrant. Some marks to the mount. There are some scuffs and abrasion marks to the frame.
32 x 44.8cm (12.6" x 17.6")Framed Size: 34.4 x 47.1cm (13.5" x 18.5")
Paul Lucien Maze (1887-1979) was born at Le Havre, Normandy, into a French family. Maze learnt the fundamentals of painting from Pissarro and as a young boy he sketched on the beach with Dufy. At the age of 12, Maze was sent to school in Southampton, England, to perfect his English and whilst there, he fell in love with all things English. He became a naturalised British subject in 1920.
During World War I, having first attempted to fight with the French Army, Maze served with the British, later writing 'A Frenchman in Khaki'. In 1918 he took a studio in Paris where his neighbours included André Derain and André Dunoyer de Segonzac. Maze became a close friend of Winston Churchill, having made his home in England after the war and painted with the statesman on a regular basis.
Paul Maze is often known as “The last of the Post Impressionists" and was one of the great artists of his generation. He painted in oil, watercolour and pastel. He is noted for his typically English themes of rowing, sporting and ceremonial events such as racing at Goodwood, Henley Regatta, Trooping the Colour and yachting at Cowes. Among later exhibitions was a series of shows held at Browse & Darby and Panter & Hall. Examples of his work are in the collections of Glasgow Museums, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Government Art Collection, Leamington Spa Art Gallery, Manchester City Galleries, Mercer Art Gallery, National Museums Northern Ireland, Southampton City Art Gallery and the Tate Gallery.
|Artist||Paul Lucien Maze (1887-1979)|
|Date||Mid 20th Century|
|Dimensions||32 x 44.8cm|
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