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Ronald Olley (b.1923) - Watercolour, View of Porte Saint-Martin, Paris

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Description

An expressive watercolour painting with gouache, pastel and sgraffito details by the British artist Ronald Olley. The scene depicts a rainy day in Paris with a view of Porte Saint-Martin.This monumental triumphal arch was built in 1674 at the order of Louis XIV. Signed to the lower left-hand corner. Well-presented in a washline card mount and in a gilt effect frame. On watercolour paper.

Condition

Painting in fine condition. Some surface marks to the mount and small scuffs to the frame.

Size

22.4 x 27.1cm (8.8" x 10.7")
Framed Size: 42.8 x 46.3cm (16.9" x 18.2")

Collection Information

Sulis Fine Art is proud to present this fine collection of works from the studio of the British artist Ronald Olley. Some of the works bear the stamp 'ORO', which stands for Owen Ronald Olley, the artist's birth name.

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Artist Biography

Ronald Olley was born in 1923, and studied at both the Harrow Art School and the Central School, London. His father served as a soldier throughout the First World War, and Olley joined the army in 1942. He witnessed the bombing of Bath, England, before being stationed at El Alamein in Egypt, and Italy.

As well as landscape and figure painting, Olley has had numerous commissions for portraits, mainly of women and children. As one of the last artists to paint World War II from personal experience, a significant part of his portfolio depicts battlegrounds and war-torn landscapes. These have been painted using significant research and photographs, alongside Olley's own knowledge of the front line.

His work has been shown at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists, as well as in exhibitions at the Medici Gallery and at Duncan Campbell. His pictures have been bought by collectors in Europe, the USA, Australia, Africa and Japan.

More Information
Code qa521
Artist Ronald Olley (b.1923)
Date Contemporary
Dimensions 22.4 x 27.1cm
Framed Yes
Medium Watercolour
Style Modernism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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