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Beautiful antique oil on canvas portrait of a woman with brown eyes by French artist Max-Albert Decrouez.  It's the rip-roaring twenties and what a great portrait to illustrate the times!  A flapper girl!  She's on a thick canvas which is relatively smooth and signed and dated by the artist in the lower left corner.   



Overall size: 17.5ins x 22ins or 44.5cms x 55.5ms (all measurements are approx).

Date: 1923

Condition: This painting is in good condition for the age, however it is not without imperfections.  Some old retouching and a slight mark across the face and in the top right corner, slightly undulating. The frame has indentations, nails at the corners and missing paint.  

Signed:  Max-Albert Decrouez or Max Decrouez, (9 mars 1878 - 23 décembre 1943) a French painter, painted landscapes and portraits.

Son of Alfred Decrouez, a farmer, jeweller and watchmaker from Vieux-Condé, and Marguerite Jenny Burkhard, a native of Chaud-de-Fonds in Switzerland, Max Albert Decrouez was a student of Léon Bonnat, a professor at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He exhibited at the Salon des artistes français from 1911.

He then became a professor at the School of Fine Arts in Valenciennes.

He married Antoinette Marthe Catherine Brignoli (1890-1984), a music teacher, in Valenciennes in 1920.

In 1940, Max Decrouez arrived in Parthenay as a refugee where he was housed. He died there three years later.

Mademoiselle Claron (1923), Portrait of a Man with a Cigarette, Portrait of a Woman Leaning on a Table and Portrait of Emmanuel de Croÿ (1923) (copy of the original by Gustave Housez damaged by a fire): paintings located on the second floor of the Town Hall of Condé-sur-l'Escaut.
La Vieille Catherine (1937), in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Valenciennes.

This painting will be sent by Colissimo track and trace, fully insured.

1920's Portrait

375,00 €Prix
    Antique & Vintage art from France
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