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Antoine Blanchard (French, 1910-1988) oil on canvas Impressionistic painting, titled "Quai du Louvre" or "Paris", depicting Rue de Rivoli. The bustling Parisian street includes a lighted streetcar, horse-drawn buggies, and pedestrians traversing the wet road, a sparsely leaved tree to the left above a lighted kiosk, and the west end of the Louvre to the right under a cloudy gray sky. Signed "Antoine Blanchard" in black lower right. W. T. Burger Co. stamp with Burger label and label with artist biographical information, en verso. Housed in a painted wooden frame with foliate, bead and reel decorations and a gilt fillet. Sight: 12 7/8" H x 17 7/8" W. Frame: 19 1/8" H x 24 1/4" W. Biography: Antoine Blanchard began his study of fine arts in Rennes for three years and then studied at the School of Fine Arts in Paris for four years. He exclusively painted Parisian street scenes, depicting the city in all seasons but always in 1900. (Adapted from Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire Des Peintres Sculpteurs Dessinateurs et Graveurs, New Edition, Volume II, by E. Benezit, published by Editions Grund, 1999, p. 374).
CONDITION: Painting in overall excellent condition. Frame with some dampstaining to right edge of the back and scattered abrasion to paint, largest measuring 1 3/8" H x 1/4" W.