Reserved - A Braunsteffer, A Sunlit Street In Alsace

Reserved - A Braunsteffer, A Sunlit Street In Alsace

An attractive light-filled street scene depicting several old buildings in Alsace, northern France.

We love the way that the composition draws your eye down the street towards, what appears to be, a town square. The buildings feel historic and timeworn - there are no clean lines along this raggedy old road.

Alsace is situated on the French/German border and reflects a blend of the two cultures. It’s possible that the artist ‘A Braunsteffer’ grew up here as they produced other works featuring the same region.

The painting is signed in the lower left and inscribed on the reverse.

Oil on canvas
Overall size
21½” x 17½” / 54cm x 44cm
Year of creation
c. 1930
Fine craquelure in areas and a little dirty. Could be cleaned if required. Frame with age-related wear.
Artist’s auction highlight
£1,359 achieved for ‘Tunis’ (46cm x 36cm) in 2007.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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