Le Sommeil de Diane by André Planson
An important oil on canvas entitled Le Sommeil de Diane that André Planson will present at the Salon des Indépendants from March 2 to April 2, 1945 (handwritten mention on the back, as well as the trademark L. Besnard Lefranc)
Our painting shows Diana the Huntress lying naked on her back with a crescent in her hair and a bow and quiver at her side, another young woman resting next to her in a pretty blue dress, in the woods a little hidden a hunter is watching the young women and at the bottom of the wood a hunt seems to be taking place. A lot of symbolism for this excellent painter who offers us a painting using an interesting color palette. He offers us his definition of Poetic Reality.
Our painting in very good condition, on its original canvas in a beautiful gilt wood frame. It is signed in the lower left corner by André Planson. Mrs Marie-Dominique Planson daughter of the painter confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Measurements unframed: H 45.66 In. - W 74.80 In.
Measurements framed: H 53.54 In. - W 82.67 In.