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Leonard Raven Hill:
Café Scene, 1888

Framed (ref: 135)
Signed and dated, oil on canvas, 13 x 17 in. (33 x 43.2 cm.)

Tags: Impressionnists

Provenance: Laporte Corporate Art Collection, no. 83
Literature: Paul Liss, Laporte: A History in Art, Laporte plc, 2000, p. 16

Like many British artists of his generation, Leonard Raven-Hill gravitated as a student towards Paris. This early work, painted when he was 21, captures perfectly the metropolitan mood of late nineteenth-century Paris. The artist has used the Impressionist technique of 'wet in wet', whereby colours are applied rapidly without waiting for each layer to dry.

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