Watercolour pen, La Fontaine Saint-Michel in Paris by Francis GARAT

Watercolour pen, La Fontaine Saint-Michel in Paris by Francis GARAT

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Francis Garat (1870- ?)
Painter and watercolourist, originally from Bordeaux, he nevertheless made his career in Paris and specialised in views of the capital.
He was a member of the Salon des Artistes Français de Paris from 1898.

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Dimensions 59 × 36.5 cm
Width

59 cm

Height

36.5 cm

From the Place de la Concorde to the Gare Saint-Lazare, Garat never stopped observing Paris, its society, its changes and its upheavals.

With a lively and delicate touch, a few touches of colour, the blue of a worker's smock, the red of a hat, he awakens the viewer's gaze and curiosity.

His knowledge of architecture is also great. The perspective used in our drawing is perfectly executed.
Coming from the boulevards, with the Saint-Michel fountain in the centre, a teeming crowd pours over the bridge.
Fiaques, "gentlemen" strolling, workers, a whole motley crowd, representative of the Paris of the 1900s

He enjoyed great success during his lifetime, "applauded in his first exhibition at the Figaro, he has just triumphed at the Galerie Georges Petit", as the press of the time wrote