Robert Sivard

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Menage au Fil de l'Eau (large detail)

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Menage au Fil de l'Eau (detail)

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Menage au Fil de l'Eau (documentary slide)

The only documentation available for this painting, which became part of the Margaret Biddle collection in Paris, is this poor-quality slide from 1953. I've used it to demonstrate the wonderful restoration possibilities of image-editing tools.
 

The work was poorly photographed and the slide was in a deteriorating state, but with digital tools quite a bit of the original detail and color was restored.

The composition of this painting is unusual for Sivard, but like most of his work, this has a narrative quality: it tells a story.