Charming oil on canvas painting depicting a lush grove at the bottom of a village.
Claire Demartinécourt-Modret was a French painter. She was born on January 2, 1896 in Melun (Seine-et-Marne), daughter of a retired infantry commander, property owner and knight of the Legion of Honour. She studied painting at the National School of Fine Arts in Dijon and exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Indépendants from 1929 onward. She mainly paints still lifes of flowers and landscapes, indiscriminately signing Demartinécourt and Demartinécourt-Modret (her maternal surname). She died in Is-sur-Tille (Burgundy) on February 16, 1981 at the age of 85.
Source: Benezit, Dictionary of Artists; Archives de France.
Claire Demartinécourt (1896-1981).
Signed in lower right corner.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Very good condition.
Dimensions: 24 x 18 in. / 61 x 46 cm.
Frame: 29 x 23 ½ in. / 74 x 60 cm. Gilt wood.