Oil on canvas depicting a portrait of a clown asleep, leaning on his drum with the circus tent in the background, signed Géli *, painted in 1959, vintage twentieth century.
This oil is in good condition. It is signed lower left.
A report: small hole in the bottom of the canvas (see red arrow), trace missing paint in spots.
* Jean Chiffoleau said Géli, born in 1931, is a contemporary painter active from 1955 (student Soungouroff). He worked for many years in Paris with the painters of Montmartre. Former puppeteer, he is particularly known for his paintings and for his humorous portraits of clowns and circus scenes. He has participated in many fairs and exhibitions during his life, where he was awarded medals. This artist continues today to produce many works, painted or carved. He retired in recent years in Britain.
72.5 cm x 91.5 cm