A strong and bright still life with red flowers in a rustic terracotta pot.
Paired with an interesting, particularly French object; a "Lampe Pigeon" - the non-exploding gas lamp invented by Charles Pigeon - the composition is an very modern take on trusty old-world country-style objects. This - and the fabulous use of reds by the artist - make the artwork both endearing and contemporary.
Signed and dated 1968 by Francois Depresle (born 1927), the oil on canvas measures 46 x 55 cm. It bears on the verso the artist's inventory number (593) and title in French "nature morte la lampe pigeon". The overall framed size of the artwork is 57 x 67 cm. Depresle was a French artist who was active in Paris and in Normandy.
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