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French still life oil painting on canvas on board beautifully painted by French artist, Léon Parent (1869 - 1943), signed in the top right and faintly dated 90.  This is an exceptional painting, full of detail by a very competent artist.  It shouts, 'Normandy' to me. Oysters sit on a plate, ready to eat, a lemon ready to slice and squeeze.  Perhaps a glass of cider or beer, a carafe or pichet of wine and salt.  The detail has not been spared and the technique of this artist, impasto thickened oils laid on the canvas with exuberant brush strokes is a joy to the eye. The composition is truly stunning with layers of detail. 


Medium: Oil on canvas on wood board

Overall size: 23ins x 18.5ins or 52cms x 42cms (Approx)

Date: 1890

Provenance: France.  

Condition:  The painting is in good antique condition, expect wear and tear associated with age such as small areas of missing paint, particularly just below the signature in the top right of the painting. It's in a vintage frame, expect wear and tear associated with age such as missing moulding and visible nails at the corners.

Signed: Léon Parent (1869 - 1943)  Léon was born in Armentières, a commune in the North of France in the Hauts-de-France region, he was a painter of landscapes, architectural views, still-lifes and flowers.
Léon is known for the decorative panels he painted at Ore (Haute-Garonne). He exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Indépendants from 1906, the Salon d'Automne from 1910, at the Société des Beaux-Arts from 1919 and the Tuileries from 1925.  His work is displayed in the Musée du Havre, Eglise Saint -Julien-Le-Pauvre and one of his paintings, Le Moulin is displayed at the Musée de Morel.  Léon is listed in Akoun with an average price of €2,000 

Normandy Still Life with Oysters

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