“The works that always speak to me by Bernard Lamotte are views of Paris from a personal angle. In Le Pont Louis-Phillippe Parisians meander along the bridge at their own pace, stopping to smell the flowers or to enjoy the sunset through pearly clouds. This subtlety works well with Lamotte’s confident use of black outlines and slanting perspective.”
-Tyler Prince, Director of Sales
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Lamotte continually returned to Paris for his preferred subject matter, distilling with his brush the fleeting moments of everyday life in the quartiers, parks, and cafés of his beloved City of Light. Using bold color and brushwork to render a flurry of activity on one of Paris’ notable bridges, Le Pont Louis-Phillippe is a quintessential example of his work in which he captures the twin towers and spire of the historic Notre Dame cathedral in an engaging way.
Collection, Dallas, Texas
To private collection, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2017
1). (in black marker on backing) LE PONT NOTRE DAME
2). (in black marker on top stretcher) le Pont Notre Dame N° 25
3). (in black marker verso of canvas) N° 25
1). David Ramus, Ltd. Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia, with painting description
2). Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York, New York, with painting description
3). Estate stamp on crossbar and it appears several times on verso of canvas
4). Torn label on stretcher: PA—(rest is gone) [possibly Palm Beach?]