Newsletter no. 8

Wednesday 26 July 2023

Meiffren Comte (Marseille 1630 - 1705), Nature morte et cruche à vin, huile sur toile 74,5 x 97.

Each week discover the exhibitors of FAB PARIS 2023.

This week, discover an oil on canvas by Meiffren Comte presented by Galerie Enrico Frascione, a work by Georges Noël proposed by Galerie Christophe Gaillard and an oil on canvas by Carl Vilhelm Balsgaard chosen by Galerie Van der Meij Fine Arts.

Enrico Frascione

Born in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, in another century, Enrico Frascione trained and perfected his path alongside his father Vittorio. Since the end of the 19th century, his family, including his grandfather Enrico, has always been interested in antique paintings.

In 1974, Enrico founded his gallery in Florence, specialising in ancient paintings and drawings from the 14th to the 20th century.


Meiffren Comte (Marseille 1630 - 1705), Nature morte et cruche à vin, huile sur toile 74,5 x 97cm

Meiffren Comte
(Marseille 1630 – 1705)
Still life and wine jug,
Oil on canvas 74,5 x 97cm

Galerie Christophe Gaillard

Founded in 2007 rue de Thorigny, Paris, the gallery moved in October 2015, to its new location at 5 rue Chapon, with two distinct spaces : FRONT SPACE and MAIN SPACE.

Though it shouldn’t be seen as one of its guidelines, the Galerie Christophe Gaillard is proud to be working with many women artists. The gallery can be seen as a trajectory space for a new generation of emerging artists (Julien Des Monstiers, Rachel de Joode, Hannah Whitaker, Letha Wilson). It also represents great figures of contemporary art (Hélène Delprat, Katarzyna Kozyra). Futhermore, working with the agreement of the estate, the gallery aims at enhancing the pertinence of recognized artists from the 60s to the 90s like Tetsumi Kudo, Michel Journiac and Daniel Pommereulle.

The gallery opens up to the international market by developing a network of partner galleries and by taking part in many art fairs such as Art Basel, Art Basel Miami, Artissima, FIAC, Artbrussels, Paris Photo, Independent New York, Frieze Masters.

About the Artwork

In 1987, after a radically geometric period, Georges Noël returned to free and automatic writing.
The motifs of grids and naval battles intermingle with the signs and graffiti that he energetically traces on the canvas.
Space became more ordered and enlarged, and the organic matter of his painting breathed.

It was also during this period that the painter made his first trip to Japan. His visit to Zen gardens rekindled his
his interest in Japanese art and inspired a major series of paintings.

This masterpiece is emblematic of the development of Georges Noël’s work. Its title, “Secret Garden”,
refers to the artist’s primary sources of inspiration, as he invents a pictorial language from which spontaneously spring the signs of intimacy.
signs of the intimate and the unconscious as well as of the cosmos.

Georges Nël, Secret Garden, 1990

Georges Noël
Secret Garden
On the front, signed lower right “Georges NOËL” and dated lower left “1990”.
Mixed media (polyvinyl acetate, silica, pigments)
on canvas lined with kraft paper and reinforced with canvas in the corners
234 x 250 cm 92 1/8 x 98 3/8 inches

Succession Georges Noël

Van der Meij Fine Arts

Van der Meij Fine Arts is a gallery based in Amsterdam run by Dr. Lorenz van der Meij, a second-generation art dealer. Our programme covers the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on paintings and a particular focus on Northern European Romanticism (e.g. work by J.C. Dahl, Thomas Fearnley, Skovgaard and Peder Balke), Scandinavian Symbolism (Hammershøi, Ilsted, Holsøe, LA, Ring, Bertha Wegmann, Christian Krohg) and Dutch painting (e.g. Jan Weissenbruch, J.A. Knip and Willem Witsen).

The gallery publishes a catalogue of new acquisitions every two years and also a monthly newsletter. Amongst our customers, we count international museums and renowned private collections, both in Europe and in the US. We also regularly lend works to international museums for exhibitions.

Carl Vilhelm Balsgaard, Gloriosa Superba, Huile sur carton marouflé sur toile,

Carl Vilhelm Balsgaard
Gloriosa Superba
Oil on card laid on canvas
24,5 x 32 cm
Signed lower centre: C BALSGAARD


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