Les deux petits pots (Les pots jaunes) – circa 1889


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Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.17.

Artists’ studios contained numerous props ‚ÄìThe more formal Les deux petits pots shows a corner of the artist’s Montmartre studio with the two treasured oriental pots in which
he kept his paint brushes.

In a gilded 19th century frame with oak leaf knull and canvas cuff.

Exhibited: Paris Salon, 1889;  Arthur Tooth & Sons LTD, Albert de Belleroche Early Pintings, January 13th . February 5th 1955, Number 26

“His still-life pictures – with the glimmer of light on silver and other objects, the shadows full of rich and reflected tones – has bough a new note into this kind of painting.  One might say that he had carried the tradition of Chardin a step further, giving immediacy to his effects of light and colour, crystallizing the emotion of a particular moment.  In this work one feels that, with his lively and nervous handling of paint, he makes the objects before him live in the moving light that plays on them, and it is not surprising that Degas though so highly of these works.” Frank Brangwyn, Foreword to Albert de Belleroche by Julian A Millest, Apollo, 1935, XXI 124 April


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Dimensions 38.5 × 46.5 cm