Berthe Des Clayes Impressionist Style Oil Painting, Mid-20th Century
Berthe Des Clayes (Scottish, 1877-1968)
Untitled, mid-20th century
Oil painting on board
Signed to the lower right
Although versatile in her use of mediums, Berthe Des Clayes maintained an Impressionistic style throughout her artistic career. She is well known in the UK, France, and Montreal, as she traveled frequently throughout those places in her lifetime. Des Clayes’ studies took her to the Bushey School of Art in England and the Académie Julian in Paris, where her teachers included Tony Robert-Fleury and Jules Lefebvre. Des Clayes also won the Jessie Dow Prize twice, and if that did not inspire her younger sisters, who were also artists, her work can now be found in public Canadian institutions including the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
- wear to edges of frame; surface wear present to painting; minor dust and accretions present to painting and frame; chipping and loss of media to corners of frame; cracking to frame.
- measures frame; visible image measures 13.5" W x 10.5" H.