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La Petite Swan by Ramon Dilley
La Petite Swan by Ramon Dilley
La Petite Swan by Ramon Dilley
La Petite Swan by Ramon Dilley
La Petite Swan by Ramon Dilley
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La Petite Swan by Ramon Dilley

  • Dilley is known for his Post-Impressionist works featuring 1920s French socialites
  • His art, reminiscent of van Dongen and Cassigneul, is known for vivid colors and elongated figures
  • This work perfectly embodies the glamour and allure of the Art Deco era
  • Dilley's sought-after works are part of elite collections globally
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Ramon Dilley
1933 - | Spanish

La Petite Swan

Signed “Dilley 91” (lower right)
Signed and titled “Ramon Dilley / La Petite Swan” (en verso)
Oil on board laid on canvas

This captivating oil on canvas was composed by the renowned Spanish painter Ramon Dilley. His oeuvre, which vividly captures fashionable French socialites in chic settings, is distinguished by a highly unique Post-Impressionist style. La Petite Swan is no exception. A striking. . .
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Ramon Dilley
1933 - | Spanish

La Petite Swan

Signed “Dilley 91” (lower right)
Signed and titled “Ramon Dilley / La Petite Swan” (en verso)
Oil on board laid on canvas

This captivating oil on canvas was composed by the renowned Spanish painter Ramon Dilley. His oeuvre, which vividly captures fashionable French socialites in chic settings, is distinguished by a highly unique Post-Impressionist style. La Petite Swan is no exception. A striking female figure, clothed in yellow and black 1920s flapper fashion, engages the viewer with a direct gaze. Alongside her stands a young person with flowing red hair, who looks thoughtfully over the balcony railing. Situated among vibrant rhododendron blossoms, they are set against a tranquil maritime vista that features a majestic sailboat. Glamorous and stately, these women perfectly embody the allure of the Art Deco era.

Dilley's subjects and techniques evoke the legacy of notable painters such as Kees van Dongen and Jean-Pierre Cassigneul, particularly through his vibrant, saturated palette and figure elongation. However, Dilley's creations uniquely capture a vanished era of elegance and sophistication. Marrying modernity with timelessness, his paintings stand as some of the most exemplary in their category.

Born Gomez Ramon y Romero in Madrid in 1933, Dilley's family relocated to France in 1936, fleeing the Spanish Civil War. France became his lifelong home, where he drew inspiration from the French avant-garde and the celebrity milieu. Under sculptor Paul Delmondo's guidance, he entered the École du Louvre, further refining his considerable talent. In the 1960s, at the suggestion of art historian and auctioneer Maurice Rheims, he adopted the name "Dilley." His works, celebrated for blending old-world allure with contemporary fashion, are highly sought after, gracing numerous prestigious private collections globally, including those of the Shah of Iran, Prince Rainier of Monaco and Valery Giscard d'Estaing.

Dated 1991

Canvas: 23 5/8“ high x 11 7/8” wide (60.01 x 30.16 cm)
Frame: 31 3/4“ high x 20” wide x 3 3/4“ wide (80.65 x 50.80 x 9.53 cm)
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La Petite Swan by Ramon Dilley
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: Other Europe
Type: Paintings
Style: Post-Impressionism
Depth: 3.88 in. (9.84 cm)
Width: 20.5 in. (52.07 cm)
Height: 32.25 in. (81.92 cm)
Canvas Width: 11.000 in. (27.94 cm)
Canvas Height: 23.625 in. (60.01 cm)
La Petite Swan by Ramon Dilley
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