Louis Marie Désiré-Lucas. Chapelle de la Vierge Noire, painting

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Louis Marie DESIRE-LUCAS (1869-1949)

"Chapelle de la Vierge noire, Lac du Bourget" (Chapel of Black Madonna, Lake Bourget, France)

Oil on canvas signed lower left and titled on verso’s stretcher

Height: 47 cm (18-1/2 in.) - Width: 55 cm (21-3/5 in.)
Frame: 61 x 70 cm (24 x 27-1/2 in.)

Few crackling and accidents on frame

Louis Marie Désiré-Lucas was born in Fort de France and lived there for three years. Later he enrolled in the Julian Academy in 1889 and was a student of William Bouguereau, Tony Robert-Fleury and Jules Joseph Lefebvre. With a scholarship from the city of Brest he studied at the School of Fine Arts in Paris. He exhibited for the first time at the Salon of French Artists in 1893. His painting was initially influenced by the Flemish masters and had a dark palette which he then brightened and intensified. His stroke became heavily-worked partly due to his admiration for Cezanne’s paintings. After working on intimate subjects early in his career, Louis Marie Désiré-Lucas became dedicated to landscapes. After moving to Douarnz, he occasionally left this Breton port to explore the Midi region, Spain and Italy. He received the medal of honor at the Salon of 1936 and was accepted to the Academy of Fine Arts for the Institute of France in 1945.

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  • Item(s) quantity:  1
  • Height in cm : 47 cm
  • Width in cm : 55 cm
  • Expertissim Reference: 2014052161