Jean Colin, La Seine A Paris

Jean Colin, La Seine A Paris

This impressionistic 20th-century oil painting by Belgian artist Jean Colin (1881-1961) depicts a view on the River Seine, Paris. In our elevated position on the Saint-Michel embankment, we look across to the Cathédrale Notre-Dame. The river is a haze of late Summer captured in warm hues. Passers-by are picked out in near silhouette and cast long shadows. While the conspicuous monument, in silvery blue shadows, towers over the bridge.

Colin painted the view throughout the changing seasons and his palette adjusted to suit the nuances of nature and his own connection within it. Here, we see a painter enjoying his work amid the buzz of a beautiful City.

Signed in the lower right and framed.

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Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 21½” x 18½” / 55cm x 47cm
Year of creation: c. 1940
Condition: Artwork presents well. Craquelure but the paint is stable. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £9,800 achieved for an oil painting in 1986.

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