Notre Dame, Paris, circa 1930
By Guy De Neyrac
The painting is of Notre Dame Cathedral, with a morning street scene in the foreground. It appears to be painted just after a morning rain, as the clouds began to disperse, with a glimpse of sunlight. The artist focused his attention to the reflectiveness of wet pavement, using broad washes and loose pen outlining of the architectural elements. It’s a restful scene of a usually busy avenue and Notre Dame. There are a few loosely painted cars and a couple horsemen at the controls of a carriage. The playful pen outlining is a trademark of Neyrac’s style.
The condition of the watercolour is excellent. The title of the painting is seen on the bottom left and is signed prominently on the bottom right. The watercolour is tastefully framed in a high quality limed wood frame, linen border and anti-glare glass. The frame, glass and backing appear to be more recent than the 1930s. The dimensions of the frame are approximately 25″x30.5″.
Offered at $395.- SOLD
Many of Guy De Neyrac’s paintings go up for auction at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonhams.