Spectacular seascape with sailboats
Signed and dated 70 (for 1870), classically on the handle of the brush in the still fresh paste, this spectacular oil on canvas 89 X 146 cm is mounted in an old 101 X 158 cm frame which is slightly uneven.
“The Godchaux enigma finally solved” headlined the late Sylvio Brianti in his notice on the famous artists.
Indeed, the auctioneers ascribing a little random works bearing this signature sometimes to the father (Alfred 1839-1907) sometimes to the son (Eugène dit Emile 1878-1956), sometimes to the sculptor Roger (1878-1958), relying on researchers helped to perpetuate certain errors.
Her genealogical research in collaboration with Claudine Godchaux finally clarified a lot of things…
We have here a work of Alfred with the characteristic touch and colors, which was Courbet’s favorite rapin which he said he had taught him the job with boots in the behind! We also find this side both realistic and suggestive of the Master that he applies by placing only three brush strokes, but so precisely that we can see better what is represented than if it were reality! ! Look at the crumbled pink plaster of the facades pierced with windows with lopsided shutters, the wandering of the characters or the wind which drives away the clouds, revealing a “gendarme’s breeches” ..
We have a caricature by Gabriel Roques representing (sic) Godchaux “Artist painter Head of the School of Luminists” and showing it plugged into a battery and using a badger as a brush !!
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In partnership with Galerie Lafouresse, we are specialists in paintings on the Basque Country, the Landes and Arcachon
Mum and girl in the living room
Henri Caro-Delvaille 1876-1928 Oil on canvas 73 X 61 cm, mounted in a large gilt frame “with ears” 85 X 95 cm. There are anecdotes that cannot be
Sunset on the ocean
Louis Augustin Auguin 1824-1903 Oil on canvas 43 X 73 cm, mounted in a superb frame “Barbizon” 68 X 95 cm. You know how much I love
A young mother
French school circa 1800 Oil on paper mounted on cardboard 16 X 16 cm, mounted in a pretty gilded frame 20 X 20 cm from the House “Au
Rasputin portrait ?
Russian school circa 1890 Oil on canvas 42 X 34 cm, mounted on panel, itself lined with a cardboard mounted in an old red and gold frame,
Academic study of a men
“French School Circa 1880 : “academic Study Of Men”” Oil on canvas 55 X 46 cm, mounted in a modern golden baguette 70 X
Flowers with insects
French school circa 1820 Watercolor on vellum 39 X 51 cm stretched by the edges on a thick cardboard 45 X 55 cm mounted nailed in a restoration
Still life to the old books
French school of the XIXth century Oil on canvas 81 X 100 cm, monogrammed AR and dated 1893. Despite poor restorations, particularly on the edges
French school 19th “Landscape at the factory” French school circa 1820/30, oil on canvas 24.5 X 33 cm, mounted by a Marie-Louise in a
Nice day at the beach in Normandy
Emile Boulard 1861-1943 Oil on paper mounted on original cardboard 31 X 46 cm, mounted in a fun, almost “seaside” frame that goes
Conversation in front of the farm in Lespars
Francois-maurice Roganeau 1883-1973 Drawing with two pencils (red chalk and graphite) 17 X 20 cm mounted by a fine Marie-Louis in a pretty oak