Pierre Eugene Montezin
The Seine at St. Mammes, circa 1925
Oil on canvas, 28 3/4 x 28 3/4 inches
Signed Montezin lower right
Titled St. Mammes on the reverse
The Paris born Post-Impressionist painter Pierre Montezin was famous for his luminous landscapes along the Seine. The artist achieved great acclaim after the First World War, when he was named an officer in the Legion d’Honneur and exhibited his works at the Salon des Artists Francais in Paris, the Royal Academy in London, and throughout Europe.
This sparkling, painterly, plein-air view of the Seine at St. Mammes captures the picturesque charm of a favorite subject of the Impressionists, with the sun-drenched array of houses seen across the river from an allee of poplars. The artist’s celebrated lively touch and vibrant palette brilliantly animates this late afternoon reverie.