Viticulture (heading the vines) by Alfred Gaspart

Viticulture (heading the vines) by Alfred Gaspart

Viticulture (heading the vines)

Alfred Gaspart

Title

Viticulture (heading the vines)

 
Artist

Alfred Gaspart

  1900 - 1993 (biography)
Year
c. 1935  
Technique
pencil drawing with watercolor 
Image Size
15 3/8 x 11 1/4" image 
Signature
blue ink stamp monogram, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
inscribed in upper margin: "mettre l'oiseau" 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white wove, mounted to linen 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
16684d 
Price
$1,200.00 
Description
From September of 1935 through 1936 Gaspart spent time in Beaune, Burgundy chronicling the wine making of the region. A book of photographs from this time, “Alfred Gaspart: One Year in the Vineyard, Photographs 1936; Jean-Michel Place, 2006” is accompanied by a series of letters to his sister about the experience: the weather, fears of bad harvests, the care of the vineyards and the production of the wine. This drawing, one of a series about the grape harvest, may have been preparatory for a mural that never materialized. This image depicts a vineyard worker heading or topping the vines.