Abel FAIVRE (1867-1945)
Portrait d'une jeune fille (Portrait of Young Girl)
Oil on canvas signed upper left
Canvas and stretcher of origin
Height: 24 cm (9-1/2 in.) - Width: 16,5 cm (6-1/2 in.).
Frame: 38,5 x 31,5 cm (15 x 12-1/4 in.).
French poster artist and caricaturist, Abel Faivre became famous with his illustrations published in Le Rire and Le Figaro. He then was president of Société des Humoristes français (Society of French Humorists). He was an excellent painter adhering to the Renoir school who he frequented often and accompanied on holidays in Essoyes. This painting has so much of Renoir’s influence that one can call it “le Renoir et les raisins”.