Vintage motif of the most famous bridge in Paris, Pont Neuf, a favorite of the Impressionists. Perspective is from below, the walk along the Seine. Clothing of figures and the Omnibus on the bridge attest to the period. As does the canvas, and paint, as well as stretcher bars, which don't have mitered corners. (Canvas has a slight ripple that cannot be tightened on account of the outmoded stretcher bars. Canvas is too old to be put on new stretcher bars.)
Painting is unsigned, an almost sure sign that it was a "study" by a well known artist. Such artists never signed studies, for fear they would be sold as a finished work. (Anyone else would have definitely signed and sold this piece.) Another clue is a figure painted out, but has since begun to show through the lighter colors, "ghosting," not uncommon in studies.
"Pont Neuf, Paris ca 1900,
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