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Simon CHAYE

La grande source (the great spring)

 

 

 

Aubusson tapestry woven in the Hecquet workshop to the artist’s cartoon.
With certificate of origin signed by the artist, n°EA.
Circa 1980.

 

 

 

It was in 1953 that Jean Picart le Doux proposed to Chaye to become his assistant and encouraged him to design tapestry cartoons : he would produce numerous bucolic cartoons, but also views of Normandy (Mont Saint Michel, Honfleur, regattas,…) whence  he came.

 

A classic cartoon in the naturalistic vein of this particular artist, who made a speciality of enclosures, hedges and riverbanks with animals.