Vintage art deco c. 1920's André Laigneau de Villeneuve nude watercolor painting of naked woman climbing and hanging from the tree "Les Pins (la Baule)" - The Pines at La Baule in Breton. Signed A. Laigneau who was a French painting from Brittany. I've always affectionately thought of her as the tree hugger. Apparently he was not very prolific so very view of his pieces are available for sale, and he is quite sought after. Known for injecting humor in his scenes, this is a really great piece. Looks like maybe it was once framed. The back (thanks to another Etsy shop owner who translated for me!) it says: "exposé à Paris, Galerie Dome, par Laigneau André, Secrétaire des artistes et des peintres xxx" (exposed in Paris, Galerie Dome, by Laigneau André, Secretary of the Artists and Painters xxx". I can't manage to read the last word. Shipping includes insurance and tracking and can not go any other way.
CONDITION: In excellent condition without damage to the artwork. Edges have some roughness and that's why I think it was once framed. Bottom left and right corners a bit bumped - again, frame would cover all this up. Most likely happened when someone not-so-very-gently removed this beauty from a frame.
SIZE: 54 cm x 39 cm - 21 inches x 15 inches
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