Early 20th century painting Reclining nude with flowers in a vase
Oil on canvas unsigned 72,5 cm x 60 cm
stamp on the back of the canvas
TOILES & COULEURS FINES / PAUL FOINET FILS / 21 Rue BREA Paris
More than any other colourman of the period, Foinet was used by British artists as a contact address when exhibiting at the Paris Salon, including Alexander Mann (1885-7), George Percy Jacomb-Hood (1887), John Whipple (1887), Harry Bishop (1891, 1911), Thomas Cooper Gotch (1892), Alexandre Kenneth Brodie (1894-7), Francis Cadell (1906), Ethel Carrick-Fox (1907), Gerald Kelly (1907), Thomas Butler-Stoney (1908), Ethel Woods (1908), Burton Vivian (1909), Aline Bridge (1913) and Hilda Trevelyan (1913) (see Crespon-Halotier 2003). The London artists’ suppliers, Roberson & Co, made an isolated purchase from Foinet in 1895, perhaps a special order for a customer (Hamilton Kerr Institute, Roberson Archive, MS 204-1993, p.464).