PIERRE PHILLIPE BERTRAND
BOATS IN HARBOR
Oil on Canvas
21 x 25 Inches
Signed Lower Right
In a Period, Carved Gilt-wood Frame
Born in Lorient, Brittany in 1884, this French Post-Impressionist painter exhibited widely and with success at the principal annual Paris Salons beginning in 1907. He is known primarily as a painter of landscapes and figural works but was also a noted lithographer whose views of the battlefields of the First World War received national attention. He was also a celebrated caricaturist who collaborated on the illustrations for Gil Blas et Comoedia. Bertrand’s work is widely sought after and may be found in the permanent collections of national museums including The Museum of Modern Art, Paris (Les Remorqueurs), and the Musee de la Guerre, Paris, which preserves his wartime series of lithographs. Bertrand is listed in all relevant reference works including Benezit and the Vollmer Supplement to Thieme-Becker. We are pleased to offer a fresh and attractive marine painting dating to circa. 1935, which shows this talented artist at the height of his powers.
Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Vol 2 p. 234; Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Kunstler, Vollmer Supplement, Vol. 1, p. 195; Gerald Schurr: Les Petits Maitres de la Peinture 1820-1920, Les Editions de l’Amateur, t. VI, Paris, 1985; et al.