impressionist parisian oil painting by roland davies opera square latin quarter paris

Impressionist Parisian Oil Painting By Roland Davies Opera Square Latin Quarter Paris



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Listed artist Roland Davies b.1904 -d.1993.
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A stunning impressionist oil on canvas painting of a lively and colourful 19th century Parisian street scene, full of character and interest.
The painting shows the Latin quarter area of Paris and Opera Square,depicting a busy pedestrian street with customers sitting outside a cafe restaurant situated on the corner with the Opera House in the background.
The reflections of colours within the wet pavements enhances the depth and realism of this amazing painting.
A desirable appealing and collectable work of art.
The Place de l'Opéra is a square in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, at the junction of boulevard des Italiens, boulevard des Capucines, avenue de l'Opéra, rue Auber, rue Halévy, rue de la Paix and rue du Quatre-Septembre. It was built at the same time as the Opéra Garnier (designed by Charles Garnier), which is sited on it and after which it is named. Both structures were part of the Haussmannian redesign of Paris under Napoleon III of France.
Roland Oxford Davies, cartoonist and animator: born Stourport, Worcestershire 23 July 1904; died 10 December 1993.
ROLAND DAVIES was the epitome of the commercial artist, never happy unless he was drawing or painting.
His long career covered sports cartoons, topical cartoons, strip cartoons, animated cartoons, children's books and boys' weeklies, and towards the end superb paintings which were sold in art galleries to collectors who never knew of his once famous comic horse, 'Steve'.
Davies was born at Stourport, Worcestershire, in 1904. His father, a Welsh musician, was a conductor of theatre orchestras with an eye for art. 'He always encouraged me as a boy,' recalled Roland, 'by ruling in the horizon line, which taught me perspective.' Settling in Ipswich, the boy studied at the Art School there during the evenings, then at 16 spent two years as a full-time student before becoming apprenticed to a lithographer.
Here he designed cinema posters and one for the Metropolitan Railway of which he was particularly proud. His obsession with speed, whether by aeroplane, train, racing car or motor-cycle, led him to freelance cartoons to Autocar and Motor Cycle magazines, and when a new weekly, Modern Boy, was launched in 1928 he found a regular home illustrating action stories and supplying wonderful two- colour covers depicting roaring motors and zooming planes.
He drew 'Dixon of Dock Green' in Swift, 'Wyatt Earp', the western television series, and a string of Walt Disney characters (Jungle Book, Peter Pan, Winnie the Pooh) in Disneyland.
The continuing pressure of strip art finally grew too much for him, and in his early sixties Davies turned to painting.
Under the guidance of a publisher turned art dealer, Alan Class, he began producing dramatic seascapes and colourful Parisian street scenes, which found their way into several good galleries.
Framed Measurements:
Height : 25 Inches
Width : 34 Inches
Depth : 1.5 Inches
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Height = 63.5 cm (25")
Width = 87 cm (34")
Depth = 4 cm (2")

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