The Wood Nymph

Gavin Claxton

The Wood Nymph

£14950

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‘The Wood Nymph’ by Paul-Jean-Louis Gervais (1859-1944).

The painting is signed by the artist and presented in a fine quality bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

All our paintings are offered in the finest condition they can be for their age having been newly professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

Paul-Jean-Louis Gervais studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris under Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824–1904) and became famous for his sensuous paintings of nudes and exotic mythological scenes. Between 1881 and 1936 he exhibited at the Paris Salon winning numerous awards.

Large tableaus of exotic dryads and sprites by Gervais were commissioned for the grand casinos of Monaco and Nice, and in 1909 one of his most famous paintings – featuring nymphs, peacocks, cheetahs, and Sphinx – was purchased for the Hôtel de Paris in Monte-Carlo. Paul-Jean-Louis Gervais was made Chevalier and subsequently Officier of the Légion d’Honneur.

Dimensions: (framed) 97cm x 117cm (38” x 46”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 82cm x 101cm (32¼” x 39¾”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private European collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

 

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