1914 Still Life, 'Making Lemonade.'


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1914 Still Life, 'Making Lemonade.'

Atmospheric, French still life signed, M.J. H Bonnefon and dated 1914.

Wonderful Vermeer-like effects of light and shadow, the use of chiaroscuro inspired perhaps by the Italian Baroque era. A terracotta jug half in shadow, a pretty porcelain dish with a lemon and a delicate wine glass. A pestle and mortar in the background. This semi-realistic painting is delicately executed, the brush marks are calm and considered.

Signed and dated bottom right.

Newly framed, ready to hang.
Frame: Width X Height
CM: 56 x 66
Inches: 21 1/2 x 26
CM: 38 x 48
Inches: 15 x 19
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Provenance: French School
Date; 1914
Condition; Good



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