Lot 6: Fernand Piet, Townscape with River, Oil Painting, 1894
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Oil on canvas, relined
Fernand Piet (1869-1942) - French painter and graphic artist
Signed and dated Fernand Piet 94 at the lower right
Stretcher verso with the label Lohmann-Haus Elberfeld Lager Nr. 1294, Fernand Piet, Landschaft mit Brückenbögen; frame with seal of the Lohmann-Haus
Dimensions: 27.4 x 41 cm
Gilt decorative frame: 49 x 62.5 cm
Provenance: private property North Rhine-Westphalia
The work was formerly owned by Maximilian Lohmann, who was once the owner of the art gallery Lohmann-Haus at Hofaue 35a in Elberfeld-Wuppertal. In the 1920s, art exhibitions took place there
The painting is altogether in good condition bearing usual signs of age and wear. The surface with lines of craquelure, primarily in the area of the impasto paint. In places there are marks, where the frame has rubbed, resulting occasionally in losses of paint. The frame is in very good condition.
Fernand Piet (1869-1942)
Fernand Piet was born in Paris. After graduation in 1885, he first learned till 1887 in the studio of the history painter Fernand Cormon and then under Eugène Carrière and Alfred Philippe Roll. He then attended the École nationale supérieur des beaux-arts de Paris and also took courses at the Académie de la Grande Chaumiere. 1896-1989 Piet toured France, Belgium and Holland. In 1905 he was admitted to the jury of the Salon des Independants, in 1925, he became a member of the Société National des Beaux-Arts. Paintings of the artist can be found today for example in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and in the Neue Pinakothek in Munich. (nlu)
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