20th Century French Equestrian Couple Oil Painting by Henri-Achille Zo
A dark-green, brown vintage oil on canvas painting, portraying a sunny day in a forest, painted by Henri-Achille Zo in a hand carved original gilded wooden frame, in good condition. The large colorful vintage French painting depicts an elegant dressed couple of horse riders. The painting represents The Années Folles " The Crazy Years " movement, time period. Signed on the lower left. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 1920, France.
Henri-Achille Zo was a French painter and illustrator of The Basque ancestry, born in 1873, in Bayonne, France and passed away in 1933. At an early age, his father introduced him to painting, who was the director of the École des beaux-arts de Bordeaux. Later on, Zo studied under the well-known French painters Léon Joseph Florentin Bonnat and Albert Pierre René Maignan at The Beaux-Arts de Paris. He and his father were considered to be the founders of the Bayonne School style, which illustrated, described scenes from Spain and bullfighting. He participated at two art competitions at the 1928 Summer Olympics and the 1932 Summer Olympics.
Material: Oil On Canvas, Wood
Country of Origin: France
Dimensions: 61" H x 75" W x 3" D