Monday, April 13, 2015

A real gem!



We went to a auction in Bordeaux last Friday. It was a really good day. We managed to get some good lots and amongst the postcards was this one. There were two postcards made of the artist, Alfred Renaudin, at work on the banks of the river Moselle in the Lorraine region of France.

This is the rarer of the two. Alfred Renaudin (1866 – 1944) was a French landscape painter who was most active between the wars although this postcard was sent in 1905.

I looked on the internet to see if I could find the final painting, nowhere to be seen. Perhaps it’s in a private collection.

2 comments:

A Lady's Life said...

I always love such scenes. I was going through my stamp collection and there were many pics that got me interested in finding out what they stand for.
Good Job.

Anji Knutsen said...

A lady's life: Yes, once you start really looking it's hard to stop. I love finding things out about the postcards. I think that Columbo would be proud of some of my results!