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Unframed oil on canvas attributed Oliver Bertrain [1897-1972].

This charming oil on canvas features a seated nude model and and a green pottery confit pot and a self portrait of the artist is at his easel

The painting is unsigned. It is inscribed to the rear Oliver Bertrain.

About the Artist: Oliver Bertrain's real name was Bertrand Oliver Gaston de Bonnechose. Born in Versailles 2 July 1897 into a French noble family.

Bertrand de Bonnechose studies Fine Arts in Paris, a student of Biloul and Guillommet. After serving in WW1 he became a member of the Society of French Artists. Between 1921 and 1938, he exhibited portraits, landscapes and interiors, receiving an honorable mention in 1923.

Married and divorced twice, after his first divorce in 1951, he distanced himself from his family and began to sign his paintings under the name Oliver Bertrain.

He spent much time in Seville, where he cut an eccentric figure at the yearly April Fair wearing a kilt. He became, affectionately, known as 'Pepe el Escocés' [Pepe the Scotsman].

Bertrand de Bonnechose died on January 19, 1972 in Nice, France at the age of 74.

Circa: Mid 20th Century

Origin: France

Condition: In good unframed condition

Dimensions: 38cm h x 46cm w x 1.5cm d

Ref: 4933

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