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Andrés Gimeno (1879-1935)

Andrés Gimeno (1879-1935)

A Man and His Mule Scene

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A Man and His Mule – 1899

Small format oil on wood painting representing a scene with a male figure and a mule, in front of a rural building. Signed and dated 1899 lower left. Late 19th century giltwood and gesso wood frame with vine motifs, in good condition, with a few minor defects.

Andrés Gimeno was a Spanish painter settled in France. Born November 10, 1879 in La Granja de San Ildefonso (Segovia), he moved to Paris at a very young age to study painting. He exhibited regularly at the Salon des Indépendants, Salon des Artistes Français, l’École Nationale des Beaux-Arts and the Salon d'Automne between 1906 and 1931. He specialized in oil and pastel portraits as well as in genre scenes, in particular bullfighting scenes.

Andrés Gimeno never married and died in Paris on November 28, 1935 at the age of 56. He is buried in the Thiais (Val-de-Marne), south-east of Paris.

Sources: Benezit, Dictionary of Artists; Dictionnaire Biographique des Artistes Contemporains, 1931; Archives de France.

Artist: Andrés Gimeno (1879-1935).
Signed and dated in the lower left corner.
Medium: Oil on wood.
Condition: Very good condition.
Dimensions: 14 ½ x 10 cm. / 5 ¾ x 4 in.
Frame: 26 ½ x 23 cm. / 10 ½ x 9 in. Gilt frame, good condition.
Origin: France.

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