20 May 1997
Roland Mascart (b. 1909)
signed and inscribed 'Sorcier canaque/R. Mascar' (lower left), signed and inscribed 'Roland Mascart Noumea' on the stretcher and inscribed 'Nouvata/Sorcier/Nlle Caledonie/Mascar' on the reverse
oil on canvas
21¾ x 18¼in. (55.3 x 46.4cm.)
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Probably datable to Mascart's first stay in Noumea from 1929-35 with his father, Paul Mascart, a Customs Officer and painter.
For the work of both artists, see B. Villechalane, Peintres de Nelle. Caledonie, Noumea, 1981, pp. 7-8.
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