Fall/Winter 2023 at Le Fanion
A lovely grouping of some of Auguste Vuillemot's finest work.
Watercolor, pen and ink drawings circa 1925!
"Two ladies and 2 children with red balloons" Signed lower right.
"Four ladies and a man with his paper at the bar" Signed lower left.
"The Horse and Chauffeur" Signed lower left.
"Three ladies having apéritif" Signed lower left.
"le bal" Signed lower right.
"Afternoon in the park" signed lower right.
Auguste Vuillemot (1883-1970) was an accomplished painter in both oil and watercolor but like many artists he honed his craft through sketching. His affectionate and slightly humorous drawings have left a charming record of life in his home town of Lyon, France between the wars. He sketched people in the streets and markets; children playing, fishermen, tramps, and policemen along the banks of the Rhone river and also local people in bars and cafés, people on the beach, dancing on the promenade and playing golf or boules. Above all he liked to sketch fashionable ladies. The unparalleled assortment of his best sketches offered here are testament to his genius of the line and show his masterful use of watercolor.