Maurice Lévis (1860-1940) - French Watercolour, Chateau on a Riverside
DescriptionA beautiful watercolour painted on a textile, possibly silk, depicting a French chateau on a hillside by a river. Two women are washing clothes in the water in the lower left foreground and there is a stone bridge beyond. This is a highly typical painting of the French artist Maurice Lévis who was active in the late 19th and early 20th century. Signed in the lower left and presented in an ebonised frame.
Condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration.
26.3 x 37.6cm (10.4" x 14.8")Framed Size: 49.2 x 58.8cm (19.4" x 23.1")
Born in Paris in 1860, Maurice Lévis was an accomplished landscape and genre painter. His artistic education began in the late 1870s at the Académie Julian where he studied with Jules Lefebvre. He also studied with Henri-Joseph Harpignies (1819-1916) and with Pierre Billet (1837-1922), a painter of rural genre scenes that were often set in Normandy and Brittany. He was also influenced by the School of Barbizon , academic art and naturalism. He travelled to Africa and the Indian Ocean.
Lévis was a member of the Society of French Artists from 1888, earned an honourable mention in 1895, a third class medal in 1896 and a gold medal in 1927.
|Artist||Maurice Lévis (1860-1940)|
|Date||Early 20th Century|
|Dimensions||26.3 x 37.6cm|
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