Kensington House Antiques
Attributed to Henri-Alphonse Barnoin, French, 1882-1935. "Marché du plage de Concarneau", depicting the seaside market outside the Brittany fishing village of Concarneau. The town is clearly identifiable from the distinctive town ramparts and tower in the background. In the foreground, Breton women in traditional dress gather to buy and sell foodstuffs while a few fisherman in small boats work at the shore. The loose brushwork is more in the style of Barnoin's pastels and gouaches. His subject is traditional, yet the somewhat geometric dabs of paint barely suggestive of outlines and features skirts with Impressionism. The canvas is stretched on its original stretchers and has been lightly cleaned. Unsigned. Size: canvas, 24" x 20"; overall, 31" x 27".