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Marcel Cosson - Impressionist Early 20th Century Oil, Les Danseuses

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Marcel Cosson - Impressionist Original Early 20th Century Oil. Absolutely typical of Cosson's most popular work. Elegantly dressed men and women, possibly on stage, possibly the audience at intermission of the ballet. On panel, in superb condition. Signed lower right. In an excellent carved solid wood frame with liner. Signed. On board. In fine condition.

Jean Louis Marcel COSSON (1878-1956) Jean-Louis-Marcel Cosson was born in Bordeaux. Just like his muse, Degas, he loved to depict subjects from the theatre, the ballet and from the world of horse racing. He was a member of the Sociétaire des Artistes Français, receiving an honourable mention in 1901 and a third medal in 1911. His work was also represented at the Salon de la Nationale and the Tuileries. He is specially known for his composition of the human figure and his observation of all its different facets in different surroundings and positions. He painted the lives and lifestyles of Paris. He was a Post-Impressionist in technique and style. His fascination with theater is obvious by his vast number of works depicting backstage scenes. He also loved the circus, and the cabaret. He painted elegant men and women in typical costumes of the period. His work is filled with images of backstage, the wings, Opera foyers, dance classes and ballerinas. His canvasses sparkle with the light of footlights reflecting off the tutus of dancers and the elegant costumes of theatre goers. Cosson was a prolific artist and his work is now highly sought after in private collections and through European auctions.


20 x 30cm (7.9" x 11.8")
Framed Size: 37 x 47cm (14.6" x 18.5")

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Code kc643
Artist Marcel Cosson
Date Early 20th Century
Dimensions 20 x 30cm
Framed Yes
Medium Oil
Style Postimpressionism
Subject Miscellaneous
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