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We have built up a strong reputation for the quality of the paintings, drawings and sculpture that we curate, exhibit and sell. Our professional associations with bodies such as The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) and the Association of Art & Antique Dealers (LAPADA) are as a result of our reputation for integrity, our wide knowledge of fine arts and the high quality of our stock. Our business standards and expertise are reviewed regularly to adhere vigorously to enforced Codes. Our memberships and commitment to its Code of Conducts gives our buyers confidence when purchasing a work from us.
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We offer the following services which we will be happy to discuss with you following your purchase, alternatively, you can enquire for more information.
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We are able to advise on framing and have access to every type and style to suit any artistic period or room setting.
The nature of the materials involved in a painting mean that on occasion some pieces are susceptible to movement and the effects of natural ageing. We are able to provide advice on practical measures to conserve the original condition of a piece and have relationships with restorers and framers to offer you a range of services to meet your needs.
Born in 1857 in Versailles, Abel-Truchet was a student at the well-known Julian Academy in Paris and was a student of Julian Lefebvre and Benjamin Constant. In 1891 he began to exhibit his works in various salons, notably the Salons d’Automne; the Salon des Artistes Français; and at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, where he became a member of the society in 1910.
Abel-Truchet was deemed by many to be an ‘Impressionist’ due to the style of work he created, yet the wealth and variety of his work makes it impossible to define his role as an artist only through Impressionism.
Abel-Truchet’s role as a satirist of the time was also a major part of the journey of his art and this motivated him to be one of the founding members of the Society of Humorists. He has favourably been compared to the great satirists of the day such as Forain and Steinlen. He was also a member of the Cornet Society – a fraternity of artists, musicians, academics and other prominent Parisians who met regularly to discuss matters of the day. The society invited artists of the group to supply illustrations that were made into postcards and menus and Louis produced a number of illustrations for them.
At the age of fifty seven Abel-Truchet volunteered to fight in the First World War, this also became material for his art as he produced a series of lithographs depicting scenes from World War One and his own firsthand experience of the war. One particularly well-known lithograph is entitled Stalemate at the Western Front.
Defeat at Home. It shows an Officer being told off by a woman, who seems to be his wife. It has been said that this is a self-portrait of Louis himself. Apparently some said