L. B. Carayon

Les Amants (The Lovers), 1906
Mixed Media on Paper
20.50 x 16.50 in

One of two framed companion paintings we have (the other is called "Le Nouveau Chapeau") - a charming turn-of-the-century painting of lovers ("Amants") by French artist L. B. Carayon, rendered in either gouache or oil wash and graphite on paper. The companion piece is dated 1906, so almost surely the same date for this one. Definitely some Toulouse Lautrec and fin de siecle poster art going on here, particularly in the draftsmanship of the lady! Provenance: Redfearn Gallery, London, January 1955, where purchased by Dr. Leonard Simpson. 20.5" x 16.5" matted and framed, 13" x 10" unframed.