Mixed media on artist’s paper board by Maurice Verrier. Watercolour, pens and possibly in early felt marker. Classic scene from the ’40s in the Pigalle area of Paris. Signed “Verrier” lower right corner. “Pigalle” is written in the lower left corner. The frame is rough and is white washed over rough hewn wood – very effective and compatible with the rough, simplistic approach of the painting. There’s an inner painted wood fillet. Slight water mark on frame and typical watercolour on the painting. $2,900. Frame size: 22.5″ H x 18.75″ W. Art board size: 14.5″ H x 10.5″ W. Wt: 3 lb. 1.4 kg.
Boats and Harbour Scene
Oil on board by Maurice Verrier c. 1955. Showing a very blustery day at harbour side where boats are tethered due to bad weather. Shows strong pallet knife and brushwork. Signed “Verrier” lower right in black paint. Period painted, white-washed wood frame. Shows wear but looks good with this rugged painting. Inner linen tapered, mitred matt. Painting in excellent condition. $2,300. Frame size: 22.5″ W x 18.5″ H. Oil board size: 14.5″ W x 10.5″ H. Wt: 2.5 lb. 1.1 kg.
Blue Vase with Flowers
Oil on board by Maurice Verrier c. 1955. Capturing a vase of flowers with a minimalist colour pallet. Signed “Verrier” lower right. Outstanding, custom period painted wood and gesso frame. Also outer wooden frame painted gold. Overall in excellent condition with normal wear. Frame corners are slightly spread, easy fix. $3,200. Frame size: 24″ W x 39″ H. Oil on board size: 29.5″ H x 14.5″ W.