Deauville Colours by Henry Koehler



Title

Deauville Colours

Artist

Henry Koehler

Ref GM1554
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 22" x 28" (56 x 71 cm)
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Description  
Henry Koehler’s work is known not only for its accuracy and atmospheric qualities, but also for the intimate rendering of related objects such as a jockey's silks, and a hunter's boots, whip and saddle. His subjects range from jockeys and racing to polo, fox hunting and fishing, dogs and other animals, and garden and still life scenes. Deauville is a commune in the Calvados département in the Basse-Normandie region in north western France. With its race course, harbour, international film festival, marinas, conference centre, villas, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches" and one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France. As the closest seaside resort to Paris, the city and its region of the Côte Fleurie (Flowery Coast) has long been home to French high society's seaside houses and is often referred to as the Parisian Riviera. Since the 19th century, the town of Deauville has been a fashionable holiday resort for the international upper class. Deauville is also a desirable family resort for the wealthy. In France, it is known perhaps above all for its role in Proust's In Search of Lost Time. Deauville Colours depicts the French racing colours of the jockey’s clothes as they hang ready and waiting for the impending race.