"View From The Coast To Bandol?"This large and beautiful oil on canvas is signed J. Izier, I have little information concerning him, although his talent as a painter is not in doubt, he is an artist whom we rarely meet on the market, doing my research I have found few paintings of him in recent years. I wondered if it was not a pseudonym, many painters used it to escape the galleries where they were under contract, but no document attests it, many young artists disappeared prematurely between 1914 and 1918, he may have been one of them. Resolutely post-impressionist this landscape is impregnated with the light of the Mediterranean coasts, contemporary with a Jean Baptiste Olive, it seems to be impregnated with the same values, its qualities of colorist and its ease to play with the light and the contrasts lead us in a Provence illuminated with a charm that has definitely disappeared. This work which, I think, represents Bandol, is painted between sky and sea, in a sort of ocher camaieu which goes from the lightest beige to the brick red passing by salmon and old pink hues, the coast and the village are underlined. by the pale blue of the sky at the end of the day to the more intense blue of the Mediterranean sea which plays with the last rays of the sun. Full of the soft light of the evening, the village is peaceful, only two or three people guess near the houses while we see coming back to the docking a few fishing boats. This table is to be compared to the work of Jean Baptist Olive which appears in the catalog raisonné of Messieurs Gamet under the number 113. Old frame sold as is. The chassis bears the stamp of the Lefranc house, which has today become Lefranc and Bourgeois. Oil on Canvas late 19th century or early 20th century. Frame dimensions 111 cm x 82 cm. View dimensions 90 cm x 60 cm.