Sur la plage
by Charles Robert Boulet


Country of origin: France

Medium: Oil on board

Signed: Signed & dated lower right

Dated: 1916

Condition: Very good original condition - unlined and unrestored

Size: 10.00" x 20.00" (25.4cm x 50.8cm)

Provenance: Private french collection

Further information

An exceptional early work by Robert Boulet who would have executed this whilst under the tutelage of Maurice Denis and Paul Serusier at the Academie Ranson in Paris. The painting is dated 1916 and shows figures on a beach - executed with a distinct Nabis touch that clearly shows how Serusier and Denis influenced the young mans work.

Artist biography

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Charles Boulet began his studies under Diogène Maillart and later at the Académie Ranson under Maurice Denis and Paul Sérusier. He married Maurice Denis's daughter and was one of the co-founders of the Ateliers d'Art Sacré (Sacred Art Studios), with George Desvallières. Boulet exhibited periodically between 1920 and 1943, showing religious paintings at the Salon of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, the Salon d'Automne and the Salon des Tuileries. He showed a painting in the Papal Pavillion at the Exposition Universelle of 1937. In collaboration with his wife, Noëlle Denis, he published a study on Rome, Romée, ou le pélerin moderne à Rome (1935). He painted two religious decorative scenes for his house. A retrospective exhibition of his work was shown in Crépy-en-Valois in 1999.

Robert Boulet, Compagnon-fondateur des Ateliers d'Art sacré, exhibition catalogue, Musée du Valois et de l'Archerie, Crépy-en-Valois, 1999