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An bold and colourful self portrait of the artist Denise Calle (1915-1998), signed in the lower left corner and dated 1938.  This unusual portrait has plenty of eye catching interest.  With typically 1930's attire and hair style, the artist looks at herself, while she sits in front of a landscape painting, probably painted by herself.  A slightly naive composition  which cleverly brings out the artist's personality.  She wears red lipstick to match a red scarf, the blue reflected light on her blouse brings out the colour of her eyes.   The canvas is textured to the touch.


Medium: Oil on stretched canvas

Overall size: 28ins x 32.5ins or 72cms x 83cms (all measurements are approx).

Date: 1938

Condition: This painting is in fair and acceptable vintage condition.  Expect imperfections throughout associated with an item of this age, particularly around the periphery of the canvas where there is missing paint.  The frame is vintage of the same age, it is in acceptable condition.  Expect missing paint here and there as well as imperfections throughout.

Signed:  Denise Calle (1915-1978) Denise was French, born in Dijon.  She was a painter of portraits, interiors and landscapes.  Denise exhibited examples of her work at the Paris Salon d'Automne, most notably between 1936 and 1938, where this painting may have been displayed. Denise Calle is listed in Akoun, the cost of paintings with an average price of 500€ for a painting of this size.

This painting is shipped track and trace, details are provided and the painting is fully insured.

Self portrait of the artist


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