This luminous print that is drenched with color depicts a fishing harbor in Concarneau, Brittany, on the northwest coast of France. It is a lithographie en couleurs encadrée...a framed color lithograph...by listed Impressionist artist Henri Alphonse Barnoin (1882-1940). Barnoin studied art at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris and he first exhibited his paintings at the annual Salon des Artistes de Paris in 1909, winning a silver medal there in 1921 and a gold medal in 1935. He moved his studio to Concarneau in 1919, making Brittany his home until he died in Paris at the age of 57. His art was part of the painting event in the art competition at the 1928 Summer Olympics and hangs in many museums and private collections.
This seaport scene measures 16 inches by 20 inches framed ( sight size 11 1/2 by 15 1/2 inches) with a wide, stepped oak frame; it weighs just under 5 pounds. Print, glass and frame are all in excellent condition; the dust paper on the back is folded back at the lower left corner, but otherwise intact. There is a hanging wire already installed. The artist's signature is at the lower left. This is a beautiful lithograph of a Barnoin pastel, so well done it could easily be mistaken for the original.