Remembrance Day 11.11.1929, oil on board, signed G. Franquin. Original frame.
Oil on board, signed G. Franquin. Framed. Dimensions : Frame : 418mm x 265mm x 32mm. Image : 358mm x 206mm. Weight : 1.280kg net. Condition : Quite good.
Remembrance Day 11.11.1929, oil on board, signed G. Franquin. 1929. Framed.
Dimensions : Frame : 418mm x 265mm x 32mm. Image : 358mm x 206mm.
Condition/Notes : The oil on panel (wooden board) painting depicts a night view of a Continental War Memorial in a park landscape with a solitary figure. The painting is sombre in tone with the focus on the illuminated memorial in the distance and the rear view of a statue to the left of the figure. The central illuminated memorial is depicted in impasto style with the remaining work executed in standard application. The foreground is clay-like in tone and structure and the artist's signature is in the lower rh corner with the date 11.11.1929 below. There is a certain amount of craqueleur in the central region especially in the trees and to the left of the figure. There is a vertical light surface crack in the base board running for 100mm from the top edge of the painting to the rh corner of the large tree but this is not noticeable in normal viewing. The painting is displayed in a gilt moulded frame which is quite sturdy but with chips and scratching in places. The back of the frame is plain wood and the 4mm thick wooden panel base is secured by 7 old nails. There is a surface crack running from the top centre edge of the panel 240mm down the centre of the panel ending about 80mm from the rh edge. The back appears to have previously been sealed with framing tape and a central backing sheet which have been removed at some time. This is an interesting painting and original frame which will benefit from identification of the location.
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