Cafe de La Rotonda, Paris 1918
Cafe de La Rotonda, Paris 1918
Cafe de La Rotonda, Paris 1918

WILLIAM GILES (1872-1939)

"Cafe de La Rotonda, Paris" 1918

1872 to 1939 British

Offered by Mitchell Studio Gallery

£680 gbp
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This watercolour is from a collection of 8 works by William Giles. Each piece has been carefully cleaned with a new acid free mount, backing and clear view non reflective glass. Framed in a new direction similar to oil paintings with narrow mount and large frame.

Café de La Rotonda was built in 1911, in the Montparnasse run down left bank district of Paris. This area of Paris was renowned for poor artists from around Europe and many parts of the world living in this area of poverty. The value of the art painted by many of those poor artists is worth Millions of pounds to day. The owner of the Rotonda allowed artists to eat and drink for a low price, artists gave him their drawings and paintings as payment until they could afford to buy them back after making money selling their art work. Picasso was one of many now famous artists, he even painted a scene with two figures inside the Café. People often used to dance all night in the streets outside the Café de La Rotonda. The band in the street may well be celebrating the end of the 1st World War and many of the dancers may be the artist that lived in the area.
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Private collection
William Giles
1872 – 1939 British

Painter, Watercolourist, wood engraver, etcher and printmaker born and studied in Reading, Berkshire. Giles studied at the Reading School of Art, earning a scholarship to attend the Royal College of Art in London. William travelling to Paris, Scandinavia, Germany and Italy before returning to his Reading School where he worked under the expertise of celebrated woodcut artist Frank Morley Fletcher, he studied the Japanese woodcut method, a technique new to the Western world.
He lived at 183 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3, in 1918 when he exhibited “Stonehenge: Summer Solstice” at the Royal Academy (7). Chenil and New Chenil Gallery (4), Grosvenor Gallery (8), Walker Gallery, Liverpool (20), London Salon (8), Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (3), International Society (4), Royal Institute of Oil painters (2). William exhibited “Stonehenge, Sunrise” in 1925 at Royal Scottish Academy (2), Royal Cambrian Academy.

Height 9.50 inch (24.13 cm)
Width 7.00 inch (17.78 cm)
External Height 17.00 inch (43.18 cm)
External Width 14.00 inch (35.56 cm)
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