Madeleine Church Paris Cityscape Oil Painting by Antoine Blanchard
This delightful oil on canvas by Antoine Blanchard (1910-1988) depicts the Rue Royale with L'église de la Madeleine (La Madeleine, Madeleine Church) in the distance, during the early evening hours on an overcast and rainy night in autumn. The stretcher resides in a modern gilt wood frame with linen matte and kraft paper backing. We have not removed he rear paper to inspect the stretcher. Canvas is very clean and has no damages, and dates from the mid to later twentieth century. Located in eighth Arrondissement in Paris, the church was designed as a temple to glorify Napoleon's army. Canvas measures 20.5 by 24.25 inche and the modern giltwood frame with canvas matte measures 28 by 32 by 2.25 inches. Blanchard was a worthy rival and contemporary to Edouard Cortès, who devoted his career to the depiction of Paris around the turn of the century. His style is distinguished from Cortes by his shorter brush strokes and softer treatment of light and details which is more characteristic of the masters of the Impressionist movement. Additional images forwarded upon request.