Watercolour, Place de la Concorde in Paris by Paul LECOMTE

Watercolour, Place de la Concorde in Paris by Paul LECOMTE

2.700,00 

Paul LECOMTE (1842-1920) is considered one of the last representatives of the Barbizon School.
He was as gifted in his rural as in his urban representations.
He excelled in watercolour painting and received numerous medals.

Further information

Dimensions 46 × 41 cm
Width

41 cm

Height

46 cm

The Place de la Concorde is one of the great Parisian squares and marks the beginning of the Champs-Elysées avenue. It is the link between the Jardin des Tuileries, the Quais de Seine and the National Assembly.
The artist painted the square from the top of the steps of the Tuileries Garden, offering a panorama of the fountains of Jacques Hittorff (1792-1867) and the Hôtel du Crillon in the background.
The statue in the foreground, seen from behind, is "La Renommée montée sur Pégase" by Antoine Coyzevox (1640-1720). This perspective, chosen by the artist, excludes the Obelisk, which is further to the left.