"Emile Wery (1868-1935) The Unloading Of Oranges In Marseille"
Vibrant and colorful this oil on cardboard by the painter Emile Wery representing characters carrying boxes of oranges on the Old Port of Marseille. The work, on cardboard, in good condition, in a simple frame which measures 35.5 cm by 44.5 cm and 24 cm by 33 cm without the frame, is signed and dated 33 lower right. It is titled on the back, which also shows the artist's address in Marseille (see photos). He is the pupil of Léon Bonnat, Jules Lefebvre and François Flameng He becomes the friend of Henri Matisse, whom he rubbed shoulders with in Paris (thanks to a trip to Brittany that they made with Augustin Hanicotte) who testifies of Wéry's influence on his use of color: “I soon bonded with a painter named Wéry and went with him to Brittany. I only had bistres and earths on my palette at the time, while Wéry had an impressionist palette ”. He worked with his father and Théophile être on the creation of the shrine of Saint Remi. The engraver Paul-Émile Colin painted his portrait