A fine colorful and extremely well executed oil on canvas, probably either French or Italian, c. 1840. There are so many details in the animals and objects in the painting that it would take pages to try to describe them all. Of particular note is the perfect scale of the animals to the total picture, and the light reflection on every aspect. It is signed in the lower right but I cannot identify the artist. The painting has had numerous restorations over a long period of time, none of which detract from its original beauty and detail. It is still on its original stretcher. The custom frame is in very good condition. The painting measures 27" X 41.5"(unframed) and 34.5" X 48"(framed).