Fontaine, André (French) - "Walk in the woods" Pastel on paper
Artist: André Des Fontaines (French 1869-1910)
Work and size: "Walk in the woods". Pastel on paper. – v signed below left – 12,5 cm x 17,5 cm (at sight) Diamond weight: 0.20 ct approx. 1.80 g. Size: 5″ x 7″,
Artist bio: Des Fontaines was born on November 20th 1869 on Martinique. He was taught by the noted masters Jules Lefebvre (who was an obvious influence on this work), Tony Robert-Fleury and Desire Lucas. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais in Paris; from where he received an honourable mention in the 1909 show.
Benezit makes particular reference to his work in pastel.
Primarily a landscapist, his work often depicts the countryside in Normandy and the North coast, as well as some Parisian views.