The work is not signed but its provenance is interesting because this painting has long belonged to a former restaurant owner who had started in Paris between the two wars as "clerk of kitchen" in the closerie des lilas: located in the district of montparnasse, this restaurant was then with the rotunda and the dome, one of the high-places of cultural encounters where writers, painters, sculptors and other personalities of the time lived side by side .. despite "hunger" we know that he painted many works many of which were destroyed by himself or also "lost" because the various sites of sale results mention very shortly before 1920 ... See for example some of his themes as "the little pastry chef" where still "little girl at the fence" where we find this strength and this palette .. that does not mean that the painting proposed here is suddenly on the hand of "soutine" especially as it is not not signed and that she never has been examined by an expert let's be honest!
It is often a marathon journey to try to get an award on a great painter. Nevertheless the analogies are there and even the support which is a kind of "old floor parqueté" would make think of a painter who would not have the means to buy a canvas / opinion to the amateurs of researches. I point out some small holes of "worms to wood" and a natural crack of the panel at the level of the two cooks located on the right / see detail cliche 6. The item "cooks Rare & powerful table 1920.
The charm of a work de soutine "is on sale since Wednesday, November 28, 2018. It is in the category" art, antiques \ art of the twentieth, contemporary \ paintings ".The seller is "hervg7642" and is located in alissas. This item can be delivered anywhere in the world.