French brocante painting: French school oil on carton landscape painting, signed Victor Pierre Ménard (1857-1938). The back contains annotations and the title of the work; Effet de Lune (Moon Effect).
The surface of the work is smooth without excess material.
This impressionist landscape is bathed in a twilight sky with an explosive palette, which oscillates between silver grays and crimson shades, recalling certain versions of the Parliament of London by Claude Monet (1840-1926). A small format artwork that goes wonderfully with its golden carved frame.
About the artist: Victor Pierre Ménard (1857-1938) was born in Nantes in 1857. He trained at the Beaux-Arts in Paris with renowned professors such as Luc-Olivier Merson (1846-1920), Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1834-1912) and Henri-Lucien Doucet (1856-1895). He lived in Paris in the second district where he met and married Charlotte Morel, one of the first women to be admitted to mixed classes of the Beaux-Arts.
Victor Pierre Ménard regularly exhibited his Breton landscapes, portraits and genre scenes at the Salon of French artists from 1894, where he obtained a mention in 1923. He also exhibited at the Salon d'Hiver between 1923 and 1937. He died in Paris in 1938.
- Overall size: 8.6" x 10.6" / 22cm x 27.5cm.
- Size without the Frame: 7" x 9.4" / 18.5cm x 24cm.
- Provenance: France.
- Signed: Yes, Victor Pierre Ménard (1857-1938).
- Date: Late 1800's.
- Condition: The cardboard is in very good condition. The frame is also in excellent condition.
- Materials: Oil on carton.
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