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Oil Painting Carnival Nord de La France Street Circus Louis Mayol ? c1940

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Oil Painting Carnival Nord de La France Street Circus Louis Mayol ? c1940

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Oil Painting Carnival Nord de La France Street Circus Louis Mayol ? c1940

  • Oil painting on hard board.
  • Frolickers wearing traditional Dunkerque Carnival Characters costumes and masks, Nord de la France.
  • MEDIUM: Oil paint on board.
  • SIGNED: Signed illegibly at lower right, possibly Louis Mayol ?
  • FRAMED: Framed in a modern molded frame with a hanging hook attached at the back.
  • COUNTRY of Origin: Belgium.
  • AGE: XXéme (1940).
  • Exactly as shown in the detailed photos below.
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  • All the information you need to decide about a purchase is in front of you at the time of purchase.

SIZE:

  • This measures overall including the frame approximately 27,5 cm x 26 cm // 10.75 inches x 10.25 inches.
  • The painting only measures approximately 23 cm x 22 cm // 9 inches x 8.5 inches.

The Costumes:

  • Pierrot in pink and black clown costume.
  • Pig snout mask, black top hat and tails, walking on stilts, umbrella turned inside out.
  • Mask with big nose, big lips, exaggerated cheeks, dressed as woman in pink holding fan wearing opera length black gloves.
  • Dog mask and hairy shirt with a tail attached to it, crawling around on the ground on all fours.
  • Mask with enormous black moustache, big red nose, hat is decorated with blue and white dove, red feathers, red cherries.
  • Moustached mask's dress has tiny creature peeking out from one pocket (rat or mouse).
  • Moustached mask wears stuffed dress, tight belt, red flower brooch, lacy bloomers beneath skirt over dark trousers.
  • Moustached mask carries a chamber pot and beaten down old broom.

CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Older paintings can appear dark, and should be displayed under a proper picture light.
  • This will brighten them considerably and won't harm them.
  • Please read our article on lighting here:
  • http://www.suityourself.international/appanage.suityourself.international/the-art-of-lighting-dark-art.html

The Dunkirk Carnival Nord de la France

  • Dunkerque (Municipality, Nord, France, Dunkerque, Duinkirk, Duynkercque, Duunkerke )
  • Dunkerque is in the north of France, near the Belgium border, not far from Brussels.
  • It is located near Calais and Lille, and adjacent to the Straits of Dover.
  • The port and town of Dunkirk were totally rebuilt after the Second World War.
  • Dunkirk is the primary French port for ore and coal imports, fruits, and cargo tonnage other than oil products.
  • It is the second port in France after Calais for trade with the United Kingdom.
  • The organization of a Port Authority (incorporated in 1966) traces back to the creation of the Chamber of Commerce of Dunkirk by King Louis XIV in 1700.
  • Dunkirk has preserved a very vivid carnival, the carnival of the port of Dunkirk, famous all over France since the early 1800's.
  • Two centuries ago, there were two main festivals in Dunkirk: carnival (scheduled for Mardi-Gras as a traditional European street parade) and the foye
  • The foye was eventually incorporated into the carnival, and thus the carnival has both Flemish and maritime roots.
  • The foye is a traditional banquet offered to the seamen by the shipowners before they leave for the grande pêche in Iceland.
  • Several of the carnival brotherhoods, called bandes, have preserved their Flemish names, and the local Dutch dialect is still used on their songs.
  • For example, the Kakernesches (the younger children), Snustreraers (the martens) and Visscherbende (Fishers' brotherhood).
  • The main street parade, led by masked masquelours and musicians wearing traditional fishers' dress, stops in front of the Town Hall and claims 450 kg of kippers (a type of herring fish).
  • From the balcony, the Mayor throws six plastic lobsters down to the crowd.
  • The happy few who catch one of six thrown plastic lobsters is awarded a real lobster, but most winners prefer to keep the plastic trophy.
  • The throwing event is a common feature of most carnivals in the north of France and Belgium.
  • The parade ends near the statue of Jean Bart where a special dance and song are performed.
  • During the parade, most bandes stop at "chapels", actually private homes whose inhabitants offer them food and beverages.
  • As in all Carnivals in Europe, the intrigueurs and figuemans are incognito, dressed so that they cannot be identified.
  • One of the main features of the carnival is their mocking of the crowd and telling them blunt truths.
  • The parade winds through various town boroughs, where fish are thrown down from the old town hall balconies.
  • It is estimated that some 930 kg of fish are released in Dunkirk during Carnival: herrings (80 kg) in Petite-Synthe (80 kg) and Saint-Pol-sur-Mer (250 kg) and dried whitings (150 kg) in Rosendaël.
  • Here is a list of the main carnivals in Europe: http://www.2travelandeat.com/carnavals.en.europe.html

Provenance Of The Works Offered By Us

  • Our paintings are from the artist's atelier studios.

CONDITION:

  • By " antique " we mean over 100 years of age.
  • By " vintage " we mean between 50 and 100 years of age.
  • These paintings are made of matter and they are OLD; this means they are NOT NEW.
  • These are not modern reproductions, they are not recent copies, and they are not fakes..
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There are signs of age or usage including but not limited to:

  • There is overall surface wear.
  • There is some overall oxidation.
  • There is some corner and perimeter wear and wear around all edges.
  • There are surface scratches.
  • There is some minor aging of the paint.
  • The frame is molded; this painting deserves a better frame.
  • CLEANED: No.
  • RESTORATION: No restoration.
  • MEASUREMENT VERIFIED: Yes.
  • There may also be something that we missed because we aren't specifically trained to see it.
  • We've not examined this microscopically.
  • We've not taken it apart or put it back together.
  • We've not subtracted anything nor added anything that was not already there.
  • We've not cleaned this painting.
  • The condition is good.
  • There's nothing functionally wrong with this.
  • The condition is exactly as shown in the gallery photos.
  • Look at all the gallery photos carefully and read this description carefully.
  • It is impossible to divine exactly what information a buyer might want.
  • It is the buyer's responsibility to carefully scrutinize a purchase before buying.
  • Please consider your purchase carefully.
  • We are happy to help in any way we can by answering your questions to the best of our ability and furnishing additional specifics upon request.
  • This is not sold on approval.
  • Ask your questions before you buy.

 

CARNAVAL Nord de la France HUILE sur isorel.

  • Huile sur isorel (unalit).
  • Représentant une scène de Carnaval dans le Nord de la France.
  • Le tableau est signé, mais la signature est peu lisible: Louis Mayol (?)
  • Epoque: Années 40 environ.
  • Cadre en plastique noir.
  • Dimensions totales (avec cadre): 27,5 cm sur 26 cm.
  • Dimensions sans cadre: 23 cm x 22 cm .
  • Etat: Infimes traces d'usures, petites salissures, et bords un peu rognés (s.v.p. voir photos) sinon bon état.
  • Frais de port en sus.
  • Merci de votre visite.

 














 

 

 


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