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    FRANÇOIS XAVIER BRICARD (French, Nineteenth/Twentieth Century)
    The First Cigar
    Oil on original unlined canvas
    32-3/8 x 19-1/2 inches (82.2 x 49.5 cm)
    Signed lower right: [...] Bricard
    Paper label on verso with inventory number 5426935

    Bricard was born in Angers, and painted a wide variety of subjects including portraits, flowers, landscapes, genre scenes and nudes. He studied under Fernand Cormon and Jean Tournoux. From 1904 he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français and became a member of the Societé. He was awarded a gold medal in 1920 and the Prix Henner in 1921. He also exhibited, though less regularly, at the Salon des Artistes Français and the Salon d'Automne. In 1933 he was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.


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    Overall good condition.

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    December, 2007
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