(C) Signed G. Bailly, possibly Georgette Bailly as listed in Benezit. A substantial painting of a village street scene in rural Provence, in its original ornate gilt frame, it measures 48 wide by 40 tall including the frame. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(D) Signed B. Cowez (the nom de plume of a French artist) -- this Mediterranean scene eloquently captures the radiating, pulsing heat of Southern France. The entire painting has been accomplished with a pallet knife, and likewise radiates the energy of the painter. In its original frame, on board, and measuring 27 inches high, 23 wide (the frame, which has a width of two inches, included). (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

 

(E) A pencil drawing on paper by Tonia Cariffa, student of Fernand Leger (born 1924, Benezit-listed). Signed TC and dated '48, it measures 16 1/4 by 20 3/4 plus the very substantial solid hardwood antique frame which adds another 3 inches on all sides. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(F) Robert Pernin, a Lyonnaise painter, created this poignant, probably 1940's image of a (presumably) mother and child, the child having been injured (by the figure skulking off in the upper left?); the mother appears about to refresh the boy with the contents of the gourd in her left hand. Measurements: 23 1/2 x 28 1/2, oil on canvas, no frame. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

  

(H) According to Benezit, Pierre Castan was born in Toulouse in 1819 and lived until about 1890. This painting on canvas of "trois barques" at Marseille has a slightly impressionistic flavor. Restored and framed newly in an antiqued 22K wood frame, it measures 18 1/2 by 13 (including the frame, which is about 1 1/4 wide).

I haven't seen this for a while, so I'm presuming it's SOLD!!

 

(I) Measuring 13 1/2 by 17 1/2 plus the frame, this oil on board is by Pierre Dupont. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

  

(O) Oil on canvas, dated 1945 and signed G. Moullade, a French artist -- Benezit listed -- best known for his landscapes and natural scenes. Including the frame (which is about 3 1/4 wide), it measures 35 inches tall by 27 wide. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

 

(P) A compelling storm scene in a French village, oil on board, it measures 23 by 19 including the olive wood frame. Sorry, I can't read the effusive French signature!

Aieee! Thieves made off with this painting of a compelling (impending?) storm, may they roast in Hell!! If you see it, by all means let me know! 415 518 2123.

 

 

 

(Q) A poignant, iconic family scene (oil on canvas) painted in 1940 by Maurice Montet, a Roanne painter born in 1905, listed in Benezit. It measures 17 1/2 by 14 1/2 plus the frame which adds 3 inches on all sides. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

 

(R) A watercolor signed Peche (?) of a businessman in his prime. It measures 13 1/2 by 17 1/2 plus the frame of about 3 inches on all sides. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

 

(S) A cubist drawing by Nicolas Poliakoff, "Atelier Andre L'Hote" noted on the lower left. Poliakoff is listed in Benezit. The work measures 11 3/4 by 17 1/2, 18 by 24 1/2 with the mat and frame. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

 

(T) Marked "La Graveure Francaise" on the top left and illegibly signed in pencil on the lower right. It measures 26 by 31 including its original frame. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(Y) Christiane Nardy painted this folksy oil on canvas. Her Parisian atelier address is on the back of the painting as well as its title, "Repos aux champs." It measures 25 by 21 inches plus the frame. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(Z) "Nu Allonge" by Rene Besset. This oil on canvas measures 18 by 25 1/2 and is dated 1928. Besset, a Lyon-area painter, is represented in the Villefranche Musee Paul Dini, which houses Dini's lifetime collection of work by Lyonnaise artists. Shown here in its original silver-leafed frame, fittingly "dans son jus" as our French friends say, in "antique condition."

Rick acted when the rest of you just salivated! SOLD!! I leave it here, in spite of its being sold, for immoral and selfish purposes.

 

 

(Z1) August Clergé (1891-1963, Benezit-listed), painted this dreamy Equestrienne in 1939 (dated with signature). It measures 36 by 47 inches including the frame. Oil on canvas. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

   

(Z2) Adolphe Wansart (1873-1954, Benezit-listed) signed and dated his oil-on-board painting 1943. It measures 29 by 21 plus about four inches on all sides for the frame. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

 

(Z3) Auguste Brouet (1872-1941, Benezit-listed) created "Les Saltimbanques" in pastel. It measures 28 by 18 inches plus the frame. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

  

(Z8) Study of an adolescent (tete d'enfant - etude), oil on board, unsigned, measuring (just the image) 10 inches wide, 13 1/2 high. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(Z9) Rene Buthaud's "Femme Tenant une Fleur," perhaps his most iconic work. This is an original work, most likely a copy (do you like that, "most likely?") which I purchased locally, at the Bay Area's monthly "Antiques By the Bay" faire at Alameda. The FORGER (oh, did I say "forger?") went so far as to stamp his work with a fake gallery stamp, one of a prominent Swiss gallery. I know it's fake because I contacted the gallery owners and they said their gallery never used such a stamp. Well, so much for my adrenaline rush at the prospect of having an original Buthaud. As usual, I have to settle for Mrs. Buthaud. But now you can be the proud owner of a fake Buthaud, the next-best thing to owning an original worth millions, for peanuts. The artwork measures about 12 across, 19 high. (e-mail Jack for a price)