This colourfully impressionistic work was executed On the turn of 20th Century by famous French painter of Swiss origin Lucien Laurent-Gsell (1860 in Paris - 1944). Laurent-Gsell came from a family of artists. His father was the glass painter Gaspard Gsell, who led the company Laurent & Gsell in Montmartre, his grandfather was the lithographer Jakob Laurenz Gsell. The glass and church painter Albert Gsell was his brother.Laurent-Gsell received his first artistic instruction from his father. With his support, he was later accepted at the École des Beaux-Arts and was taught by Alexandre Cabanel and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, among others.At the age of 84, Lucien Laurent-Gsell died in Paris, where he also found his last resting place. Honors:1911 Appointment to the Peintre officiel de la Marine.Works by the artist: In OilLe Grand tam-tam du 14th juillet à Sanga (Soudan).Animation sur la plage de Dieppe.L ´ Atelier Cabanel. 1885.
Amélie Dewailly: Voyage. 1893.Georges Vautier: Monsieur Badaud. 1889.François-Victor Foveau de cour melles: Hypnotisme. 1891.
Literature: Emmanuel Bénézit (eds.): Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintres, Sculpteurs, dessinateurs et engravers de tous les temps et de tous les pays, vol. 8. Neuaufl. Greend, Paris 1999.
Inscription: signed lower left.
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 28 1/2" x h 23 1/4" (72,5 x 59 cm); framed w 33 7/8" x h 29" (86 x 73,5 cm).
Condition: in very good condition, professionally cleaned and relined.