An oil on canvas measuring 81X60 cm (without the frame) representing the autumn signed and dated 1921 lower left by Louis Neillot (1898-1973)
Louis Neillot is the son of a gardener-florist. It is mobilized at the end of the First World War; after being gassed, it is reformed. He moved to Paris and began to frequent the arts and literary circles of the capital. He returned to Bourbonnais in the summer, where he was inspired by landscapes; he stayed first near Cusset, then from 1946 to 1958 in Creuzier-le-Neuf; finally, from 1958, he came to spend several months a year Verger, a house he owned in Saulcet. But the landscapes of the Paris region are also present in his work: heights of Clamart and Meudon, Chevreuse valley, Petit Morin valley.
He was one of the occupants of La Ruche (1928-1934). He then moved to 65 Boulevard Arago, in the Cité fleurie, where he remained almost until the end of his life. He is Jean Dreyfus-Stern's friend.
He was vice-president of the Salon des Independants (where he exhibited regularly). He also exhibits at the Salon d'automne and the Salon des Tuileries.
When he died in 1973, he was considered the "last representative of Fauvism".