Summer in the Park

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Object Description

Framed oil on canvas

Object Literature

7947P

SUMMER IN THE PARK

RENE ROUSSEAU-DECELLE

1881-1964 Signed
Oil on canvas 13 x 22 ½ inches
Framed size 19 ¾ x 29 inches

Rene was born on 14 June 188 1in La Roche-sur-Yon, France.
He became a painter of portraits, landscapes and mythological subjects and studied under the academic masters, William Adolphe Bouguereau, Gabriel Ferrier, Edouard Toudouze and Marcel Baschet.
Rene was a painter of the Parisian smart set, but turned to painting landscapes when staying in the Vendee.
At the end of his life he decorated the Chapel at Prefailles where
he lived.
Rene exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais of which he was an associate member from 1903.
The Musee Municipal of La Roche-sur-Yon, Vendee dedicated a retrospective exhibition to him in 1988.
Rene was a Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur.

He died in December 1964 in Prefailles (Loire-Atlantique)

Works Represented: Beaufort-en-Vallee; Nantes

Bibl: Benezit

In recent times, larger works of this kind of subject have made
between £100,0000-£400,000 pounds.

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Good

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