Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 19

Lucien Génin
Paris Booksellers (Bouquinistes) Along the River Seine

Circa 1930s

$1,428.19
$1,785.2420% Off

About

'Paris Booksellers Along the River Seine', gouache on paper (circa 1930s), by Lucien Génin. The used-book sellers (bouquinistes) you see along the Seine around Notre-Dame are a Parisian fixture. These hardy entrepreneurs are very lucky indeed as the waiting list to become one of Paris' 250 bouquinistes is eight years. The sellers must be open at least four days a week or they lose their spot. The most coveted spots are awarded based on seniority and with little overhead, prices are usually cheaper than in most shops. Some sell posters and artworks as well as old books. Lucien Génin beautifully captures this colourful moment of 1930s Paris in this wonderful and uplifting painting. The work is newly framed, under glass and in very good vintage condition. Signed: 'Lucien Génin' in the lower lefthand corner. This artwork may be purchased as a single piece or as a set of three works all by Génin and all depicting delightful vignettes of Paris. They may be viewed on our page on this site. A short video clip of this work can be provided upon request. About the Artist: After the devastation of the First World War, Lucien Génin (1894 - 1953) left his provincial home in the autumn of 1919 to find his fortune among the lively Parisians in the heart of Montmartre. Not concerning himself with producing "art", he beautifully captured the spirit of Paris between the wars while enjoying a truly Bohemian existence. Génin's works, in all their forms, perfectly convey the eclectic and friendly characters of the city. Dimensions with frame: H 31.5 cm (12.4") W 36 cm (14.2") Dimensions without frame: H 21.5 cm (8.5") W 26 cm (10.2")

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Free Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-2 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in London, United Kingdom
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2016
1stDibs seller since 2017
263 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Provence Summer Landscape Post-Impressionist Signed 1947 Painting
By Louis Bellon
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Provence Summer Landscape, Village Tree Against Summer Sun by Louis Bellon (French 1908-1998) Initialled lower right, dated 47 (1947) watercolour painting on paper, unframed measurem...
Category

Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Watercolor, Gouache

French Modernist Vivid Bright Fauvist Landscape Watercolor Gouache Painting
By Claude Hemeret
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
signed lower right. size includes frame. The French artist Claude Hemeret was born on May 23, 1929. After classical studies at the lycée du Parc Imperial in Nice, he started at the l...
Category

20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Watercolor, Gouache

Purple Cypress - Vertical Landscape
By Karen Druker
Located in Soquel, CA
Brightly colored landscape of a cypress tree at the edge of the water by Karen Druker (American, 1945). Signed "Druker" in the lower right corner. Presented in a cream mat. No frame....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Fauvist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Pastel, Watercolor, Pencil

The Blue Cabin - Vertical Landscape
By Karen Druker
Located in Soquel, CA
Brightly colored landscape of a cabin in the woods by Karen Druker (American, 1945). Signed "Druker" in the lower right corner. Presented in a cream mat. No frame. Image size: 30"H x...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Fauvist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Pastel, Watercolor

Claude Muncaster RWS, ROI, RBA, SMA (1903-1974) - Watercolour, Rolling Hills
Located in Corsham, GB
A wonderful watercolour landscape by the acclaimed English artist Claude Muncaster. Painted during the artists' time at sea during the early to mid 20th century. Muncaster was well ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor

Mediterranean Sailboats and Sleeping Sailors
By Walt Louderback
Located in Miami, FL
Signed lower right. Work is unframed. Very Slight fading commensurate with time but presents very well Biography Walt Louderback Walt Louderback (1887-1941) The illustrations of W...
Category

1930s Post-Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor

Country Landscape - Late 19th Century Countryside Painting by Lewis George Fry
By Lewis George Fry
Located in GB
Lewis George Fry (1860 - 1933) Lewis George Fry was a British painter who was born in 1860 in Clifton, Bristol UK. This piece was created with mixed media and is in a gilt frame un...
Category

Late 19th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Mixed Media, Watercolor

Provence Bridge Landscape Post-Impressionist Signed 1940's Painting
By Louis Bellon
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Provence Landscape, Town Bridge by Louis Bellon (French 1908-1998) Signed lower edge centre, from a batch of similar work where most were dated 1942-1947 watercolour painting on pape...
Category

Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Watercolor

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery