The Bulldog and the Fly
Auguste Vimar (France, 1851-1916)
Gouache on paper
7 1/4 x 9 3/4 (13 1/2 x 16 frame) inches
An amusing study of a bulldog in a stable on a horse blanket staring at a bothersome fly.
Auguste Vimar was a French painter, sculptor, designer and illustrator though he is best known for his talents as an illustrator. He illustrated great classics like La Fontaine's Fables or books by his friends, such as L'Arche de Noé by Paul Guigou He also authored and illustrated his own children's books such as Le Boy by Marius Bouillabès or L'Automobile Vimar.
Vimar collaborated with many newspapers and periodicals including Le Figaro Illustré, Le Rire, Mon journal, Le Journal du Dimanche, La Vedette, La Provence Artistique & icturesque. He influenced Benjamin Rabier. Vimar left behind a large body of very fine works and to this day, he remains an influential and respected artist in France.
He contributed works of at prestigious exhibitions in Paris and Marseilles and his works can be found in museums in Paris, Toulon and Marseilles.
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