Adolphe Valette (French, 1876-1942)
Landscape at Blace
indistinctly signed l.r., oil on board, with 'Tib Lane Gallery' exhibition labels 1973 and 1986 verso
13 x 18cm
This scene is likely set in Blace en Beaujolais where Valette visited each summer in the period before WW1 and later retired to in 1928 (see Cecilia Lyon, 'Adolphe Valette', Phillimore, 2006, pp.63-4, 83-4 for the artist's connection to Blace). Valette was a tutor at Manchester School of Art from 1907-1920. His best-known pupil was L S Lowry (1887-1976), who was a great admirer of Valette.
Exhibited: Tib Lane Gallery, Manchester, 1973 and 1986.
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Sold for £3,800
Light surface dirt, two very small holes on the centre right edge, and one in the sky, tiny pin hole in the upper corner, please refer to additional images on our website for details. Under UV light there are no obvious signs of retouching, not examined out of the frame. Overall, in good condition. Frame is also in good condition. Well-presented and ready to hang.
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