F Huet, (French, circa 1920)

Colombes du l’ete

Oil on canvas laid down on board

Signed ‘F HUET 20’ (lower right)

53.1/2 x 67.3/8 in. (136 x 171 cm.) (including frame)

Painted in July 1920, it has been very difficult to work out who this artist is, possibly due to complex signature, though it is a very good hand indeed. There are both art nouveau and art deco elements in the composition and the handling of the colour is truly exceptional. The depth of the blues contrasting with the greens and reds provide a lavish scene. By using the palette they have, they have very cleverly managed to convey the heat of a summer’s day. This is a centre piece in any room

Price: £18,000