Still life with books, ashtray and a candlestick

J. LEBRETON (born c.1920)

Still life with books, ashtray and a candlestick

20th century France

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Reproduction British late 17th Century ebonised fruitwood bolection frame
Excellent condition
This work is boldly realized in a very painterly style, with pronounced use of impasto, in which strong contrasts of light and shade are used to bring out the plasticity of the various objects and also to bind the composition together. The range of colours appears at first to be quite small – almost monochromatic with a few earth shades and the one brilliant note of cobalt blue; however, there is a subtly wider scale of harmonizing and complementary colours running through the whole. Lebreton was evidently as skilled in colour and design as he was in drawing. The glazed ashtray is particularly well painted.
Height 35.90 cm (14.13 inches)
Width 44.50 cm (17.52 inches)
External Height 48.90 cm (19.25 inches)
External Width 57.50 cm (22.64 inches)
Oil on panel
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