c. 1895
Young nude wearing a hat
c. 1895

Jules Abel Faivre

Lyon 1867 – 1945 Nizza

Oil on canvas, 9.45 x 7.48 in. (24 x 19 cm), signed center left. Housed in a modern period style frame, size 15.35 x 13.4 in. (39 x 34 cm).

Private collection, Paris
acquired in 1998 at Guerpillon-Bergeron in Quimper

Price: € 9,000 / $ 9,500 free global shipping


More clearly than any other work previously published in the art market, this painting with the nude portrait of a 'young redhead with a hat' shows the influence of Auguste Renoir, with whom Abel Faivre had been close friends since about 1893.

The artists, who were different in age, painted together, often using the same female models - and traveling, such as to Essoyes in 1897 and Amsterdam in 1898.

Noteworthy are the parallels in the composition and in the coloring. The brush stroke also has the same variety of streaking techniques as in Renoir's fin de siècle paintings.

Abel Faivre had studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyon and had arrived in Paris to the Academie Julian only around 1890 to perfect himself with Lefebvre and Constant.
The artist drew a spontaneous perception, which enabled him as a draftsman and caricaturist. Famous in France are his works for Le Rire and Le Figaro.


Artist dictionaries: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit, Saur

Works  in museum collections: Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon; Musée Jean de La Fontaine, Château-Thierry; Musée du Louvre département des Arts graphiques, Paris; Musee national Magnin, Dijon.


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Housed in a modern period style frame, size 15.35 x 13.4 in. (39 x 34 cm)