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Place de la Madeleine, Paris
|Title:||Place de la Madeleine, Paris|
|Artist:||Emile Boyer (1877-1948) French|
|Detail:||Oil on canvas.18 x 22 in. (frame: 25 x 29 in.) Signed. Gallery label verso. Circa 1910.|
Emile Boyer was a painter and sculptor, best known for his Parisian street scenes. He was from an impoverished family and from childhood designed embroidery patterns. Later worked as a printer before injuring his arm. He then sold chips in Place de Tertre in Montemarte where he met Utrillo and Modigliani and began to paint.
Boyer was invited to exhibit at the Salon d’Automme and Salon des Tuilleries. His drawing style is
basic and his colour built up ,and painted in a ‘naïve’ style which became fashionable. The art collector Paul Guillaume and art dealer Wilhelme Uhde, a specialist in the work of naïve artists purchased some of his paintings.
Raynal Maurice,Peinture en France de 1906, Paris 1927. Benezit.
Purchased in the 1960’s from the Cooling Galleries, New Bond Street, London (label verso). By descent to private collection, Devon.