Magnificent oil on board representing the left side on the main entrance to the old Palais du Trocadéro in Paris (France), built in 1878 for the World’s Fair and sadly dismantled in 1935 to make way for a new construction. The balanced composition and use of light suggest a clear impressionist influence.
François Bulens (Brussels, 1857-1939) was a Belgian painter, graphic artist and designer. He studied at the Academy of Sint-Jans-Molenbeek (Brussels) where he trained as a decorative painter. As well as an accomplished decorative painter, he trained as a portraitist (including miniature portraits) and graphic designer. In 1903, he presented “The Church Interior” (Kerk Interior) in watercolour and a miniature ivory child’s head at the Antwerp Watercolour Paintings and Pastels Exhibition. Bulens was a member of “Le Sillon” artists’ association. As a graphic designer he made lithographic representations for calendars, billboards and advertising cards. He worked for Delhaize, among other department stores.
His works have been sold at prestigious auction houses in Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland.
Artist: François Bulens.
Signed in lower right corner in pencil, F. Bulens.
Medium: Oil on board.
Condition: Excellent condition.
Dimensions: 27 x 20 cm. / 10 1/2 x 8 in.
Frame: 37 x 29 cm. / 14 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. Original, classic style.