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20th Century, Oil Painting on Board, French Chess Player.

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Image of 20th Century, Oil Painting on Board, French Chess Player.
  • Image of 20th Century, Oil Painting on Board, French Chess Player.
  • Image of 20th Century, Oil Painting on Board, French Chess Player.
  • Image of 20th Century, Oil Painting on Board, French Chess Player.
  • Image of 20th Century, Oil Painting on Board, French Chess Player.

Margaret Loxton (b.1938). A corpulent French worker playing chess, oil on board, signed lower right.

Margaret Loxton was born in Middlesex in 1938. Loxton has always felt a deep kinship with fishermen, farmers and vineyard workers. Her subjects included Cornish fisherfolk and Leicestershire farmers. Regular travels through the Dordogne, Normandy, Brittany, Provence (and other regions of France) have resulted in several series of paintings of local paysan life. Full of earthy merriment and sensual felicities - gastronomic, scenic, architectural and delightfully human. There have been two successful books devoted to her paintings, 'Travels through Burgundy' (1991) (published by Pavilion Books), and 'Provence' (1993), with text by Peter Mayle (published by Sinclair Stevenson).

Vintage frame

Provenance; English/French
Size; Painting; 33 x 41 cm
Frame; 48 x 57cm
Condition; Good. Frame has bumps, chips, and scratches commensurate with age.
Artist; Margaret Loxton
Date; 20thC