L Capelle (late 19th/early 20th century)
|Artist Name||L Capelle (late 19th/early 20th century)|
|Title||Portriat of Two Women|
|Description||This interesting Post Impressionist portrait oil painting is by artist L Capelle. The painting is signed and dated 1913. The painting has had various titles in its history; two women with a vase of red flowers and mother and daughter having tea. Their close proximity and facial similarity suggests they are indeed related, however they neither look at each other or the viewer. It is interesting that there is only one tea cup, perhaps suggesting one is a visitor and may have just arrived? The gorgeous orange potted flowers, perhaps primulas, sit in a shiny blue plant pot, quite striking compared to the muted tones of their clothing. An altogether intriguing painting that has really grown on me. There is an inscription verso detailing that the painting was exhibited at The Salon Francais in 1914. The stylistic composition and Post Impressionistic colouring are eminders of late Gaugain.
Signed and dated 1913 lower right.
|Provenance||Inscription 'union/des Artistes FRANCAIS/SALON 1914' on the stretcher.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||50 x 34 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a complementary frame, 54 inches by 38 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||L Capelle was a Post Impressionist portrait artist active in the late 19th/early 20th century.|