1950, Gouache, 'Savon de Marseilles'


Third quarter 20th Century

United Kingdom

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1950, Gouache, 'Savon de Marseilles'

Tranquil 1950, Paris School, gouache on paper by Andre Duffour (1926-2016) 'Savon de Marseilles.' Warm greys and blues, milk whites and buttercream hues make up this fauvist painting. Endlessly easy on the eye, a frosty bottle masks a tin wash tub whilst the glorious, cube of soap sits in all its pale-butter glory in the foreground.

Original Vintage Frame, original glass.

Frame: Vintage
CM: 43 x 58.5
Inches: 17 x 23
CM: 32 x 47
Inches: 11 3/4 x 18 1/2
Provenance: Paris School. Signed lower left. 'Duffour'
Condition; Painting; Good. Frame, significant bumps, scratches and paint loss ( which we love), Some small bubbles and characterful defects in the original glass.
Date: 1950


Third quarter 20th Century

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