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LEMEUNIER Basile (1852-1922) - The construction of the Paris metro at Châtelet
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Ref : 75769
34 000 €
Period :
19th century
Artist :
Signé et daté B.Lemeunier 1901
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Dimensions :
L. 21.06 inch X H. 26.38 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - LEMEUNIER Basile (1852-1922) - The construction of the Paris metro at Châtelet 19th century - LEMEUNIER Basile (1852-1922) - The construction of the Paris metro at Châtelet Art nouveau - LEMEUNIER Basile (1852-1922) - The construction of the Paris metro at Châtelet Antiquités - LEMEUNIER Basile (1852-1922) - The construction of the Paris metro at Châtelet
Marc Segoura

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LEMEUNIER Basile (1852-1922) - The construction of the Paris metro at Châtelet

The hyperrealism of Lemeunier’s brushwork makes possible a meticulous description of the activities of each of the groups. On the left, a worker on a scaffolding observes two daring young women who are walking on wooden planks forming a small bridge over the trench of the metropolitan construction site. The two young women are the central pattern of the canvas; one haloed by her parasol, the other bent over the hole. The composition revolves around these two friends: on the left the construction site of the metropolitan, on the right side the tumult of the Parisian environment. Buyers crowd around the temporary stall of the apple merchant. Passersby are waiting for the bus. A rider in top hat is within the traffic. Children are playing on a sidewalk, probably on the lookout for a modest job. The policeman is watching the scene. He is responsible for the social harmony.

EXHIBITION
1901, Salon des Artistes Français (n°1265).

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Catalogue illustré du Salon des Artistes Français, Paris, Librairie d'art L. Baschet, 1901. (reproduced p. 17)
Arsène Alexandre, « Les Salons de 1901. La Société des Artistes Français », Le Figaro-Salon, April 1901, 17e année, n°1, p. 54. (reproduced p. 85)

Marc Segoura

CATALOGUE

19th Century Oil Painting Art nouveau