An Antique Fair – Paris
by Gustave Madelain


GBP Pound Sterling

Country of origin: France

Medium: Oil on canvas

Signed: Signed lower right

Dated: 1910

Condition: Very good - unlined original canvas

Size: 28.00" x 36.00" (71.1cm x 91.4cm)

Framed size: 33.00" x 41.00" (83.8cm x 104.1cm)

Provenance: Private french collection

Further information

A very beautiful large painting of an open antiques fair or brocante on a boulevard in Paris. This subject matter is quite rare and very interesting historically to see the vast wares that were on offer over 100 years ago. At this time the work of the Impressionist's had a little value and it's likely that many of their works hung on the stalls and would have been sold for trivial sums.

Artist biography

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Gustave Madelain


A French painter of landscapes, Madelain was born in Charly, France, in 1867.  Little  biographical information can be found.

Her exhibited at the Salon des Independants from 1907, and gained quite a fine reputation as a Post-Impressionist painter.

His main subjects were street and river views in Rouen, L'Havre and Paris.  His work is offered by major galleries internationally.

The Paris riverscape is small, but among his better works.


The composition, brushwork and execution are all of the highest quality. The use of light is exceptional.  The Notre Dame

and Pont de L'Archeveche are silhouetted against an evening sky along the Seine with its riverboats and dockworkers,

probably ending their day.  There is an enigmatic sense of both energy and quiet about the scene, created by

Madelain's use of color, brushwork and space.


Gustave Madelain

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