Newsletter no. 37

Monday 6 November 2023

Each week discover the exhibitors of FAB PARIS 2023.

This week, discover a painting of Léonor Fini chosen by the Galerie Alexis Pentcheff, a gouache on paper of Francesco Mariti exhibited by Ana Chiclana, an oil on canvas by Aristide Maillol proposed by Françoise Livinec and finally a desk and chair of Jacques Quinet presented by the Galerie Matthieu Richard.

Galerie Alexis Pentcheff

Alexis and Giulia Pentcheff founded the Galerie Alexis Pentcheff in Marseille in 2009.

The gallery is specialized in French painting from the second part of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th. The souhern light guides a rigorous selection, often made from works by artists who painted the Mediterranean coast, from Camoin to Manguin, from Bonnard to Signac…

Young and dynamic, in the image of its founders, the gallery has organized over thirty exhibitions, accompanied by catalogs, giving priority to collaboration with artists’families and beneficiaries. Since October, the gallery welcomes collectors in an exceptional location, a mansion overlooking the sea, in the district of Malmousque.

The gallery has long taken part of BRAFA in Brussels and of Le Salon du Dessin in Paris since March 2023.

Léonor Fini (1907 - 1996) Portrait de la comtesse Ljuba Rizzoli. Oil on canvas, signed lower right. 80 x 55 cm

Léonor Fini
(1907 – 1996)
Portrait de la comtesse Ljuba Rizzoli
Oil on canvas
Signed lower right
80 x 55 cm


Private collection, Monaco
Collection Comtesse Rizzoli
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Mister Richard Overstreet.

Ana Chiclana

Having learnt the intricacies of her trade in the Paris art market, Ana Chiclana opened a gallery in Madrid around twenty years ago, with a view to growing the Spanish market in quality paintings and drawings by old masters.

She is focused on quality Spanish paintings. Her gallery has enriched museum collections in Spain and abroad.

Ana Chiclana has an office in Paris, giving her a point of contact to meet with those who are interested in Spanish painting.

Francesco MARITI, Two dahlias in a transparent cup on a marble ledge and a third inserted in a card, 1845

Francesco Mariti
(Florence, active 1818-1845)
Two dahlias in a transparent cup on a marble ledge
and a third inserted in a card

Gouache, on brown paper
334 x 410 mm

Signed and dated “Franco Mariti 1845 (recto)
and “Franco Mariti dis in Firenze/ 1845.” (verso)
inscribed “Dhalia Augusta” (verso)

Françoise Livinec

Located at 24 rue Penthièvre in Paris for nearly 10 years, the Françoise Livinec gallery opened a second space at number 30 in 2022 and participates in new art fairs such as the Salon du Dessin, in addition to major fairs like Art Paris and Asia Now.

On the institutional side, the gallery is in charge this year of several loans and acquisitions in French institutions.

Aristide Maillol, Beach scene, Circa 1895, Oil on canvas, 46 x 55 cm

Aristide Maillol
Beach scene
Circa 1895
Oil on canvas
46 x 55 cm

Galerie Matthieu Richard

The Matthieu Richard gallery specializes in mid 20th century French furniture.

With over twenty years experience in this field, Matthieu Richard, Expert within the CNE (Compagnie Nationale des Experts), is perceived as one of the of the most conscientious dealers of his generation.

In the heart of the St Germain des Prés quarter in Paris, Matthieu, his wife Sophie, and their daughter Betty, have a space dedicated to designers such as Jean Royère, Marc du Plantier, Alexandre Noll, Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Jacques Adnet, Alxexandre Noll, Georges Jouve, Audoux Minnet Mathieu Matégot…

Jacques Quinet (1918 - 1992) Desk and its chair 1947 All in sycamore veneer.

Jacques Quinet
(1918 – 1992)
Desk and its chair
All in sycamore veneer

Commissioned directly from Jacques Quinet
by the father of the previous owner

The desk: supported by four legs, two of which are finished with brass sabots and spheres. The rectangular top, covered with leather, has four drawers with brass catches, framed by brass strips, and a central niche with gilded walls.
Minor veneer restoration on the upper part of the top unit.
Two drawers are stamped Jacques Quinet, under the top in two places, stamped “Chambre syndicale de l’ameublement de Paris, groupe des ébénistes d’art”.
Dimensions: H 101.5 x W 133 x D 75 cm

The chair: front legs sheathed and finished with brass sabots and spheres. Sabre legs at the back, original condition.
Seat and back reupholstered in a yellow fabric.
Dimensions: H 92 x W 47 x D 50 cm



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