"Édouard Verschaffelt (1874-1955) Bou Saada"Table painting oil on canvas Art Deco period signed Verschaffelt (Édouard Verschaffelt 1874-1955) countersigned on the back by the artist and titled "Bou Saada". Beautiful orientalist composition where the artist deploys a free touch close to Impressionism depicting a family portrait featuring two Moroccan women adorned with shimmering fabrics seated around a traditional activity in a typical home. The lovely young Berber in the foreground on the left is either spinning or preparing the meal around the kanoun, in reality she seems to be initiated by the older woman on the right who is positioned slightly behind in the scene as better observe and advise the gestures of this future pretty young woman with black eyes. Allegory of the ages of life is a universal theme that often comes up in the artist's work, our painting is a beautiful study like that of motherhood where Verschaffelt often represents the woman with the child as a Madonna in contemplation in front of his infant. Original frame in gilded wood, all in good condition, canvas slightly relaxed. Dimensions: 62 cm X 52 cm / sight 50 cm X 40 cm. Édouard Verschaffelt (1874-1955) brilliant student of the Academies of Ghent and Antwerp, he carried with him from the start the indelible traces of Flemish painting and he was also very attracted by Impressionism, Verschaffelt was therefore the bearer of these two fabulous heritages that is why he will not fall into the trap of blissful Orientalism in the face of so much sun, splendor and misery in Algeria at the time of his arrival around 1919. It is in the city of Ksourienne that he will reveal himself like Etienne Dinet who had preceded him. Edouard Verschaffelt married a young woman from the Ouled Sidi Brahim tribe. Set back in this oasis, he immediately feels a fascination for this southern Algerian, he will paint pictures representing excellent testimonies of the archaic domestic traditions of the Ksourian villages, in the process of disappearing. He will produce a painting of the roots, the passion and the deepening of the Algerian reality.