"Sunset On Cahors - Maurice Chabas (1862-1947)"Subject: Rare representation of the city of Cahors on its side opposite the famous fortified bridge, the Vallentré bridge. This painting was made on the other side of the cingle, upstream of the Lot, with on the right, the tower of the hanged adjoining the barbican entrance of the old city, and in the background the tower of Pope John XXII. This very luminous iconography of a setting sun striking on the hill simply drawn by its outline returns us to the symbolist work of Maurice Chabas, considered among the greatest of his time. We can date this painting around 1930-35, when the artist made a series of drawings and paintings in anticipation of a book called "On the roads of the Lot", published in 1935. This book consists of 35 boards had been proposed by his friend writer Anatole de Monzie, also senator and prefect of the Lot at that time. Painter / School: Maurice Chabas (Nantes 1862 - Versailles 1947) Pupil of William Bouguereau and Tony Robert-Fleury, he led a life of many official orders, for decorations of Town halls, halls, railway stations, as individuals with sets whole of several villas in France. His symbolist period, marked by the light, left a trace in the works of his entire career. Known, well documented, Chabas is currently represented in dozens of international and French museums, such as the Petit Palais or the Musée d'Orsay. Dimensions: 50 x 65 cm 71 x 86 cm for the frame.