"Edouard Bourgeois Dit Debourg (1880-1939) "Spectacular and extremely rare gouache by Edouard Debourg dit Bourgeois representing the hillsides of Billardière near Gargilesse, signed lower right + old label from a sale by Maître Galateau in 1990, on the back ((work reproduced in the catalog). had been on the occasion of this falsely located sale "Côteaux à fresselines". format without frame 80x120cm. It is therefore a very large gouache by Edouard Debourg, made around 1915, the Bourgeois signature is a proof of precocity, representing the sides of the Billardière near gargilesse and not fresselines; the painter has lived in Billardière for several years, hence many paintings of this place. He realizes here a spectacular gouache, seen the exceptional size and very very good quality, the painter had to spend long hours and days on the motif; the achievement is sublime, thanks to a palette of a shades of typical greens e to the painter, that come enhanced with a few touches of warm colors. Edouard Bourgeois dit Debourg (he therefore signed Bourgeois until around 1920) was one of the painters of the Crozant school, he came to settle in Gargilesse around 1920 where he will meet, among others, Léon Detroy and Marcel Coucy, but especially Anders Osterlind who will become his friend. The 2 artists influence each other, they plant their easels in the same places and some of their compositions have real similarities, whether by their touch or their palette. Otherwise Debourg will also frequent Brittany a lot, notably Concarneau, he will also plant his easel in Corrèze (Uzerche), but also in Provence and Ile de France. He did a lot of decoration for a while and is famous for having made the ceiling of the Rex in Paris with its famous sky. Today his works remain rather rare on the market. This gouache is in perfect condition, delivered in a fairly old golden baguette, however no time. guaranteed authentic.