Oil on hardboard representing a landscape around Vichy. The work’s title, “La terre féconde” (The Bountiful Earth) as well as a partial exhibition label - Societé des Peintres... Salon d'A(utomne?) – are found on the back.
Jean Joly was born in Vichy (Allier) on 12 October 1900 and died in the same city on 1 September 1952. A decorative painter and president of the "Compagnons de la Peinture", he painted mainly landscapes of Bourbonnais and Auvergne.
Sources: Société d'émulation du Bourbonnais, Les Imprimeries réunies, 1952; Archives de France.
Artist: Jean Joly (1900-1952).
Signed and dated lower right corner.
Medium: Oil on hardboard.
Condition: Very good condition.
Dimensions: 46 x 54 cm. / 18 x 21 ¼ in.
Frame: 62 x 71 cm. / 24 ½ x 28 in. Wood, very good condition.