Description & Technical information

For Louis Valtat, who came from Dieppe in Basse Normandie, the discovery of the South, its light and warm tones was a real artistic revelation.
Having stayed in Agay, a small fishing hamlet near Saint-Raphaël, during winter 1897-1898, Valtat soon came to Anthéor. He was so fascinated by the landscape that he bought a lot a few months later and, before the
creation of the Golden cornice, he built there in 1899 a house named  "Lou Roucas Rou" facing the Ile des Vieilles. He stayed there with his wife till 1914.

"Madame Valtat au jardin à Anthéor" gives us an
image of Suzanne making a bouquet in their property. With its monumental dimensions, this work is an ode to both light of the South and muse, but most of all to nature; Valtat shows here his talent as a colorist, imposing himself like the real painter of flowers.

Date:  1901
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signature: Signed and dated lower right: L. Valtat 1901 LV

Dimensions: 130 x 162.5 cm (51¹/₈ x 64 inches)
Literature: Jean Valtat, Louis Valtat, Catalogue de l'oeuvre peint 1969-1952, Tome I, Editions Ides et Calendes, Neuchâtel, 1977, illustrated under n°334, p.38.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints