Émile-René MENARD (Paris, 1862-1930)

BUCOLIC

72.5 x 112 cm. (28 916 x 44 18 in.)
1925-1926. Oil on the original canvas. Signed lower left: E. R. Ménard. On verso of the canvas, a cropped composition probably depicting a lesson in a convent.

An autograph letter by René Ménard is included with the painting: “Paris, February 19th, 1926 Dear Sir, My pictures, intended for the Brussels Exhibition left my studio yesterday. Thank you for having left my painting “Bucolic,” which you just bought, for the exhibition. I really wished to have this canvas figure in Brussels. My pictures will be back at the end of March, and I will take your picture right away to Mr. Personnaz’ and Mr. Gardin’s. The picture glass repaired. Please pay my respects to Madame Carlos Mayer and accept my best regards. E. R. Ménard. 126 Bd. De Montparnasse”

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