The Grape Vine, Cannes ~ Ruth Mercier



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The Grape Vine, Cannes

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Title: The Grape Vine, Cannes
Artist  Ruth Mercier (Exh.1882-1915) Swiss/French
Detail: Oils on canvas, 4 panels each 48 x 20 in. Frame.52 x 86 in. Signed.Circa 1890.
Price: £15,800
Location: Hungerford


Artist Biography


Ruth Mercier, artist, flower painter, was born in Switzerland of French parentage, studied and worked in Paris, and exhibited in France and England, c.1882-1915.
talent. Ruth painted urban landscapes and flowers.


She exhibited her work from 1882-1915, receiving an honourable mention at the Salon des Artistes in 1885, and at the Exposition Universal a bronze medal in 1900.Exhibited in Great Britain at the London and Scottish Royal Academies. 52 works were also exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery.


Ruth became part of the artistic world that led a charmed existence in Provence at the end of the 19th century. She is known to have been very well connected with the British aristocracy who enjoyed Cannes at that time. She lived in Cannes in 1882, Paris in 1902 and London in 1905.


A fabulous terrace scene overlooking the Mediterranean Sea by a rare artist, reflecting the vibrant colours and light of the Côte d’Azur. Painted in Cannes circa 1890.


Gallery note: The 4 panels are in the artists original neutral wooden frame, which could be coloured or the panels incorporated into an architect’s faux window. Ideal for a basement dining area or a room without a sea view!