This 13 x 18 in. impressionist rendering of a beloved Paris motif is among the best Antoine Blanchard we have ever seen. Everything comes together in a sparkling totality of light and substance with details taking on their own life wherever you look. The painting is housed in its original gold wash frame and is accompanied by a COA by Reh’s Galleries, the leading expertise.
In recent decades Antoine Blanchard has become on of the most sought after artists of the ‘Paris School of Painters’ reflected by steadily increasing prices on the international art markets. He was a prolific and successful Neo-Impressionist painter who specialized in nostalgic scenes of Fin de Siècle Paris. Inspired by the subjects as well as the success of earlier painters of Parisian life like E. Galien Laloue (1854-1941), Eduard Cortes (1882-1969), Jean Béraud (1849-1935) and Luigi Loir (1845-1916) Blanchard studied the ‘Belle Époque’ as it manifested itself in Paris and painted his impressions with a bold yet lyrical brush. He was active until his death in 1988. Literature: ‘Antoine Blanchard, his Life and Work’ by A. P. Larde.