This is a beautiful Post-Impressionist symbolist oil painting in its original frame by French artist Maurice Chabas. It was likely painted at one of the parks in Paris, possibly the same one where the artist painted his “Sunday in the Park” painting. This important painting was acquired from a South Florida estate and is being sold on behalf of our client.
There are a couple of labels verso. The older of the two is faded and ripped, however it clearly is a label with an address of Blvd Malesherbes in Paris and speculatively may be the original gallery label for the painting. The second label is newer and intact. The newer label, dated April 2012, looks like an auction house label. We have researched past auction records from the major houses but have been unable to locate any sale during that time. The painting and frame are in great condition, structurally sound and the artwork hangs and displays very well.
Maurice Chabas was a pupil of William Bouguereau and Tony Robert Fleurey. He received a third class medal, a second class medal, and a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelles in Paris in 1900 and exhibited at the Exposition Universelles in Brussels in 1910. He was a member of the Comite du Salon des Tuileries, a member of the Salon d’Automne and a Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur.
Canvas size: ~15(h) x 18(w); Frame size: ~20(h) x 23(w).