Oil on canvas signed Paul Louis Mestrallet (1886-1961) and dated 1930.
A still life with brush strokes full of emotion of movement. The chiaroscuro created by the shade of the background gives relief to the composition and brings out a beautiful luminosity emanating from the orange flowers on the right.
About the artist: Paul Louis Mestrallet was born in Paris in 1886 and died in 1961. After training at Beaux-Arts, he traveled around France in search of the right light and landscape. Using the technique of split brush, his work is known for an uninhibited use of bright colors. Apart from landscapes done in Brittany, Vendée, and the Mediterranean basin, Mestrallet painted Parisian bridges and produced many works of still life with generous color and texture. By 1909 his work started appearing in Parisian salons and included Salon des Indépendants et des Artistes Français. Today, several French museums have collected works by Mestrallet.
- Overall size: 20" x 23.2"/ 51cm x 59cm.
- Size without the frame: 16.1" x 19.6" 41cm x 50.5cm.
- Provenance: France.
- Signed: Paul Louis Mestrallet (1886-1961).
- Date: 1930.
- Condition: The canvas is in very good condition despite some small gaps on the left side and a mark on the vase. The frame has 2 small impacts on the upper right edge.
- Materials: Oil on canvas.
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