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Purple Irises – Original Watercolor Sketch by Louis Curtat

Beautiful original watercolor study of irises by the Swiss artist Louis Curtat.

Dimensions:  46 x 58 cm

Condition:  Soiling and creasing as shown.  Outer edges of sheet torn (see lower photo).

Louis Curtat

October 15, 1867 (Bussigny) - November 1, 1944 (Lausanne)

Also known as: Louis-Eugène-Alexandre Curtat

Louis Curtat was the son of a farming family from Bussigny (Vaud, Switzerland) and studied engraving and industrial design in Mulhouse, France in particular with the painter Eugène Burnand. He also worked and studied at the 'Ecole des arts décoratifs in Paris. Returning to Switzerland in 1909, he settled in Lausanne where he specialized in watercolor portraits and city vues, documenting the streets of older parts of the city which were beginning to disappear.