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Large vintage interior oil painting of a vignette and chair by French artist Marie Berton-Maire, signed in the lower right and most likely in its original frame.   This is a wonderful large old interior painting, in deep rich hues depicting a commode, or chest of drawers, with two lamps and a colourful vase of flowers against a curtained backdrop.  You can be sure of the artist's ability as Marie Berton-Maire won a gold medal/1st class medal at the  Salon des Artistes Français in 1942. 
 Which makes Marie rather special as an artist and landmarks this painting as a crucial piece of artistic history.    


Medium: Oil on stretched canvas

Overall size: 28ins x 32ins or 71cms x 81cms (approx)

Date: 1940's

Signed: Marie Berton-Maire (1894-1975) Marie was born on the 28th December 1894 in Roubaix in Paris. She was a French painter, sculptor and draftswoman, member of the Salon des artistes Français.  She was a student of Ferdinand Humbert, Suzanne Minier and Pharaon de Winter, a member of the Union of Women Painters and Sculptors, a member of the Society of French Artists.

In 1928 she received an honorable mention at the Salon des artistes Français. Later in 1930 she took part in the artistic exhibition of the Circle of Industry in Roubaix with amongst others, Remy Cogghe, Paul Barian, Charles-Henry Bizard, Jean Chaleyé and Henri Pailler. She won the silver medal at the Salon des artistes Français in 1931.

She exhibited in 1934 at the annual opening of the Society of French Artists with her work, "La vitrine en porcelaine". She received a mention at the exhibition of the Arts of the Woman at the Grand Palais of the International Exhibition of Northern France in June 1911 and was awarded the gold medal at the Salon des artistes Français in 1942.

She participated in 1944 in the Salon des Artistes, out of competition, with "Les pivoines blanches", oil on canvas.  She died on the 7th June, 1975 

Condition:  The painting is in very good vintage condition, but you should expect imperfections associated with age such as minor areas of missing paint.  The frame is probably the original, it has renovations and imperfections throughout.

This painting is shipped by Colissimo or Chronopost track and trace and fully insured

La Commode by Marie Berton-Maire


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