1950, Paris School, Oil Painting, 'Immortelles'


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1950, Paris School, Oil Painting, 'Immortelles'

A riot of colours dominate this oil on board by Paris artist, Andre Duffour (1926-2016). Tangerine and burnt orange 'Immortelles' (dried flowers) with olive green centres, cluster together in an angular white pottery vase. Gold and emerald books lean into each other and a baby elephant trinket is silhouetted against a dove grey background. Note the vertical slash of the sky blue curtains.

Vintage frame.

Frame: Vintage
CM: 60 x 45
Inches: 23 1/2 x 17 1/2
CM: 23.5 x 29.5
Inches: 69 x 79
Provenance: Paris School. Signed top right. 'Duffour'
Condition; Painting; Good. Frame, bumps, scratches and paint loss
Date: 1950



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