Leviathan, or the shipwreck, by Charles Dufresne (1876-1938).
Trained at the Beaux-Arts in Paris with the medalists Hubert Ponscarme, he then joined the studio of Alexandre Charpentier. He became a member of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1903, and became friends with André Dunoyer de Ségonzac and Charles Despiau. He shared the same section during the First World War as these two artists.
The work we present represents a crew undergoing the assault of a sea monster, the mythical Leviathan. Frame dimensions: width: 85cm height: 72cm