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    VIOLET MEGE (French, born Algeria 1889)
    Still Life with Tambourine and Jugs
    Oil on canvas
    18 x 22 inches (45.7 x 55.9 cm)
    Signed upper left: Violet Mege

    Private collection

    Violet Mege, who was trained both at the Academie Julian and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, first made a name for herself painting remarkable, light-filled genre scenes of the women of Algiers. By 1917 she had made her way to the American Southwest where she participated in the inaugural exhibition of the Taos Society of Artists held in 1917 at the Hotel Majestic, Taos, New Mexico. Her attraction to strong lighting effects and powerful color and brushwork won her many opportunities to exhibit in the United States. She also worked in Mexico.

    Condition Report*: Good to fair condition. Unlined canvas on original stretcher bars. Unframed. Canvas is frayed and cracked at tacking points along stretcher bar in corners and at various spots along the edge. Old original varnish has yellowed. Paint surface, however, is in good condition with few to no losses. The canvas was reused by the artist as another painting is on the back. This accounts for the double tacking edges. Holes from previous tacking are visible along the right and left edges of the front of the painting. Minor strengthening in one of jugs and a few abrasions in background, otherwise without restoration.
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    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    11th-12th Wednesday-Thursday
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