John Piper - French landscape
Original mixed watercolour and gouache painting, circa 1970, signed by the artist lower right “John Piper”, Adhered en verso is a letter from the artist , dated 12/x/1971, with printed address Fawley Bottom Farmhouse near Henley-On-Thames, reading "Dear Mr. Brumbaugh, I am a great putter-aside of letters, & I'm afraid I put aside yours of last July. However, I've got around to it at last! All Good wishes, Yours sincerely, John Piper”.
Note: In the late 1960’s /early 1970’s Piper made a number of paintings and prints in a very abstract manner , depicting French landscapes often, as in this case, with buildings in the background. A graphics example, similar to this is “Cresse Dordogne” or “Mosnac Dordogne” both dating to 1968.
Provenance: Clarksville TN framing label en verso.
The Estates of Olen Bryant and the late Vanderbilt University art professor Thomas Brumbaugh, Clarksville, Tennessee.
Condition: Paper has small tears along upper edge consistent with being torn from a notebook or sketchbook, otherwise excellent condition.
Size: 4" H x 7 1/4" W. Framed - 9" H x 12"