Jean FUSARO (Born in 1925). "Rue des Saules in Montmartre". 1969.Oil on canvas, signed lower right, countersigned, dated and titled on the back.54x73 cm. (Framed) It is later that Jean Fusaro painted Paris, so much so that he will frequently stay in the capital ... Here he is installed at the foot of the Montmartre hill where others have preceded him and not the least. La Bonne franquette, is the unmissable meeting place for gastronomes and artists such as Pissarro, Sisley, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Monet, Zola, etc. in capital letters. Jean Fusaro offers a broad vision of the renowned establishment. He places it within a perimeter that imposes the colours of the façade. The grandiose format indicates his "free" appetite for the vibrant, strong and generous tones (which still remain) and which are a masterful sign of the very historic address... Bernard GouttenoireThe restaurant A la bonne franquette, Beaujolais specialties is located rue des Saules in Montmartre, at the top of the hill.In 1886 Van Gogh represented the establishment in his famous painting preserved in the Musée d'Orsay, "La guinguette". As for Fusaro, he painted this establishment a second time, ten years later, in 1979. We would like to thank Jean Fusaro, who personally authenticated this work, as being the first version, painted while he was accompanied by his painter friends from Lyon in Paris, including Jacques Poncet. This work was exhibited at the Tamenaga Gallery in Tokyo in 1969 and is included in his exhibition catalogue.