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Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri
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Impressionist Oil Painting Fishing River Orne Normandy France By André Prévot-Valéri

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  • Experience the beauty of Normandy, France in the palm of your hands with this original early 20th century Impressionist oil painting by André Prévot-Valéri. Let yourself be captivated by the serene scene of a fishing river in the countryside. Perfect for adding a touch of elegance and tranquility to any room in your home.
  • Make a big statement, impress your clients & guests by adding a touch of the historic French countryside beauty to your office & home wall space with this impressionist masterpiece.
  • Title "Coastal Fishing on River Orne Normandy" Landscape France by André Prévot-Valéri, 
  • Oil on canvas.
  • Subject landscape view of the known northern French Normandy landscape honeypot view on the river Orne in summer time.
  • Signed near the bottom corner by the well known impressionist artist André Prévot-Valéri.
  • Circa early 20th century 1920.
  • Set in a rather decorative gilt frame which enhances this painting further. 
  • A nice display size with the frame being 58 cm wide and 44 cm high.
  • Your first notice about this painting is the exceptional tranquil atmosphere with deep perspective, light green hues of the tall trees & lush grass vegetation. The focal point is the river Orne on calm waters, a solitary man in his boat is out fishing, chiaroscuro the use of light to dark clear tonal contrasts of the lake, where the far shore side is much darker, compared to the near bank shown in lighter water hues. Above with a mix of blue sky with scattered white clouds. 
  • In our opinion this is one of his very fine works.
  • The Orne is a river in Normandy, within northwestern France. It is 170 km (110 mi) long. It discharges into the English Channel at the port of Ouistreham. Its source is in Aunou-sur-Orne, east of Sées. Its main tributaries are the Odon and the Rouvre.
  • Artist biography André Prévot-Valéri (March 20, 1890—July, 1959) was a French painter known for pastoral and coastal landscapes, especially in Normandy, where he spent the last decades of his life. He also published drawings of scenes he witnessed as a soldier during World War I. He was the son of the landscape painter Auguste Prévot-Valéri (1857-1930). Father and son were both recipients of the Prix Rosa-Bonheur.
  • When Prévot-Valéri was born in 1890, his father Auguste was in his early thirties and becoming a well-established painter of landscapes. Prévot-Valéri grew up in the studio he was to share with his father until the latter's death in 1930, at rue Aumont-Théville, 6. The building was also home to numerous other artists, including J. M. Barnsley, George Wharton Edwards, Carlos-Lefebvre [fr], and Joseph de La Nézière. The building still stands, and from the street one can see the large, high windows that make its rooms ideal for artists' studios. 
  • As a youth, he showed an aptitude, shared with his father, for playing the violin. He considered a career in music, but ultimately chose to devote himself to painting. He learned from his father, and also studied under Marcel Baschet, Henri Royer, and Louis-Marie Désiré-Lucas. 
    He made his debut at age 20 at the Paris Salon of 1910 with a winter landscape, Les pommières; hiver. He had immediate success, and continued to exhibit every year through 1914, winning a series of awards: the Édouard Lemaître Prize in 1911; an honourable mention from the Salon in 1912; and in 1914, for his painting Le village (subsequently purchased by the State), a bronze medal as well as the Henri Zuber Prize. 
  • Both the Paris Salon and Prévot-Valéri's career came to a halt with the onset of World War I. As a soldier, he contributed eye-witness charcoal drawings of warfare to the weekly publication Les Annales politiques et littéraires. His charcoal drawing La Patrouille dans la Nuit (1915) was exhibited in 1918 in Paris at the Exposition Organisée au Profit des Oeuvres de Guerre. Some of his wartime drawings are preserved at the British Museum in London (Wounded Soldiers in Granville Harbor, 1914 and at the Archives du Calvados in Caen (l'attaque de Poilus, 1914.
  • When the Paris Salon resumed in 1919, André returned to painting landscapes. The collector and critic Jeanne Magnin, who closely followed the careers of both Auguste and André Prévot-Valéri, described André's Le Hameau: "A corner of nature well observed, tasted and felt, the sweetness of autumn in the village," a work "rich in promise."  At the Paris Salon of 1920, Magnin compared and contrasted the works of father and son, suggesting that each influenced the other.
  • Auguste Prevot-Valeri has singularly transformed his style since last year; it seems that his maturity is emancipating. He liked lonely expanses, the fine gray of dimmed lights, the softness of the end of day muffled with silence. Today with his Troupeau, even more than with his Moutons dans les greaves, he is making a big noise, knowing only violent effects, heavy strokes, brutally struck color…it is only the process that differs; the skill remains the same…André Prevot-Valeri paints like his father in a heavy manner, but has a greater feeling of light…light constitutes the greatest attraction of his Paysage d'été, where the girl watches over her white geese in a fiery atmosphere. The delicacy of the eye and the sincerity of the impression are, in the son, superior to the métier. 
  • Prévot-Valéri won the Henri Zuber Prize a second time in 1920, the Prix de la Société des Paysagistes in 1921, and a silver medal at the Paris Salon of 1923. In 1926, he had a one-man exhibition at the Galerie Poissonnière in Paris; a reviewer wrote of his "exquisite sensitivity" and "joyous landscapes, in the middle of which one would like to live. While being modern, he remains humble before nature, and his inspiration comes only from a constant contact with it." In 1928 he was awarded the Prix Rosa-Bonheur [fr], named for the great French painter of animals, Rosa Bonheur, which his father had won in 1908.
    Father and son exhibited together for the final time at the Paris Salon that opened April 30, 1930. On August 5, 1930, after a career spanning almost five decades, Auguste Prévot-Valéri died in Jouarre, France, at the age of 73. In 1936, André Prévot-Valéri moved from Paris to the Cotentin Peninsula of Normandy, where he spent the last decades of his life painting pastoral scenes, seascapes, and images of the kelp harvests.  He died in July, 1959, survived by a son, Pierre Prévot.
    At auction A record price for a work by André Prévot-Valéri was set by Cueillette dans le verger au printemps, auctioned for $10,000 at Matsart Auctioneers & Appraisers, Jerusalem, on January 21, 2014. 
    In museums, archives, and public collections.
  • His works can also be found in the following musuems, archives & public collections. Baud, Musée de la carte postale: Village Breton and Ramasseuses de varech, undated postcard reproductions. Caen, Archives du Calvados: Première guerre mondiale, l'attaque des Poilus (1914); Femme brûlant des algues; Repos aux champs; Paysage; Foire normande; Mont-Saint-Michel. Caen, Musée des Beaux-Arts: Paysage, bords de la Sienne (by 1922). Bordeaux, Quartier général de l'Armée de Terre Sud-Ouest: Le village (Paris Salon, 1914). London, British Museum: Wounded Soldiers in Granville Harbor (1914). Ruynes-en-Margeride, Mairie (town hall): Paysage sous la neige (by 1918). Saint-Lô, Direction départementale des affaires sanitaires et sociales de la Manche: Panneau décoratif (by 1941). 
  • Bibliography Prévot-Valéri, André. Charcoal drawings of World War I reproduced in Les Annales politiques et littéraires, 1915-1916: L'Assault, August 22, 1915, p. 218. La Victoire, August 22, 1915, p. 219. La Patrouille dans la Nuit, August 29, 1915. pp. 248–249; exhibited in 1918 in Paris at the Exposition Organisée au Profit des Oeuvres de Guerre. L'Offensive, October 10, 1915. pp. 426–427. Sus au Bulgare!, November 18, 1915, p. 639. Dans la Nuit, February 6, 1916, pp. 160–161.Prévot-Valéri, André. Départ pour la récolte du varech, Société des Artistes Français (1928). Explication des ouvrages de peinture et dessins, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants..., (catalogue, Salon of 1928), Paris: Georges Lang, 1928, picture insert p. 46.
  • Provenance high end auction in Scotland label verso & in collection of Cheshire Antiques Consultant LTD.
  • Highly sought after due to the collectible nature of honeypot scenic landscape subject matter such elaborate detail. 
  • With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home wall display. 
  • We only select & sell paintings based upon subject, quality & significance. 
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  • Condition report. 
  • Offered in fine used condition. 
  • Front painting surface is in very good overall order. Having foxing staining & various craquelure in areas. The frame is later & has general wear, scuffs, small chips, losses in areas commensurate with usage & age. 
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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame

High (44 cm)
Wide (58 cm)
Depth thickness of frame (6 cm)

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