Sous Les Cerisier – Japan
by Georges Victor Laurent Dantu


Country of origin: France

Medium: Oil on canvas

Signed: Signed lower right & again verso

Dated: c. 1920

Condition: Very good original condition

Size: 22.00" x 26.00" (55.9cm x 66.0cm)

Framed size: 31.00" x 35.00" (78.7cm x 88.9cm)

Provenance: This work was exhibited at the Paris Salon d'Hiver and bears their stamp verso

Artist biography

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Born in Paris, Georges Dantu exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français and at the Salon des Orientalistes. He was represented by the Devambez Gallery, as well as Galerie Georges Petit in Paris.

Specializing in winter landscapes and views of Japan, he obtained a certain level of success in his lifetime with his beautiful fields of flowering irises, his walls of hanging wisteria on water banks, and his views of Fujiyama.

His most well-known work is conserved in the collection of the Musée Carnavalet in Paris. It is an intriguing image of a bronze rhinoceros, under the snow in the Trocadéro Gardens of Paris.