A set of four framed paintings Projet de decoration interieure, c.1950
Framed (ref: 2933)
Signed J.A. Braine (in painting over fireplace)
Gouache and pen and ink over pencil
Four panels, two 9 x 12 in. (23 x 30.5 cm), other two 9 x 17 in. (23 x 43.2 cm)
Each in a white gesso stepped frame
This decorative scheme is likely to be the work of a professional French decorator rather than a painter. It is likely to have been for the private study of a retired military gent (the Ecole Militaire with tricolor in Paris is depicted and what is clearly a war memorial - recording perhaps his father who fell in the Great War) of ample means (the chateau with the wrought-iron gates perhaps the family seat, with the antique family carriages in the écuries - ...