Charles-Henri Contencin ( 1898 - 1955 )

The church and village, Val d’Isère, France.


The church and village, Val d’Isère, France.


oil on board
signed
8 ¾ x 10 ¾ in. (22 x 27 cm.)

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Detail Description:

This early morning view was painted looking south over Val d’Isère’s church and village towards le Charvet at the end of the valley. The Eglise de Saint-Bernard-de-Menthon remains the principal church in Val d’Isère and all the surrounding buildings are still standing. The village and its history in the Tarentaise Valley can be traced back to the early seventeenth century, three hundred years before the first ski lift, La Solaise, was in operation.

Charles-Henri Contencin