An absolutely beautiful and well executed antique watercolour painting by the sought after French artist Paul Allier Paris 1883 - 1953. Rare in subject matter of a truffle hunting dog this stunning composition is an early work by Allier circa 1925. A pupil of Fernand Cormon at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, where he met Georges Lepape and André Marty, Paul Allier was active mainly as a fashion illustrator. He worked for such magazines as L’Assiette au Beurre, Femina, Flirt, Le Jardin des Modes and Vogue, and also produced book illustrations and theatre designs. Allier was also known for his design of a number of highly refined, hand-coloured stencil prints known as pochoirs, often published in collaboration with the Galerie Lutetia in Paris. These pochoirs were often issued in thematic series, such as The Harem series, published in 1926, or The Seasons, which appeared in 1928. Each image signed by the artist and individually numbered, Allier’s pochoirs were issued in limited editions and are much prized by collectors. The perfect decorators piece to inject style and a talking point to any room. Early antique burr walnut wood frame adding juxtaposition and highlighting/framing this fabulous piece of collectable art.
Frame 57cm width x 45cm Height x Watercolour 47cm width x 35cm Height
As a genuine antique/vintage item there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items. All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.