A darker palette than usual, and likely dating to WWI era, this exceptional painting shows the same looseness of stroke but emotional connection found in the wonderful Impressionist movement. I have not found a signature. It seems reasonable it was a student of art, in painting class, capturing the others at their easels. The composition is as pleasing as is the richness of color and the suggestion of an artists' palette with just those strokes of color, line. I'm quite taken by this one, and having viewed so much art in museums around the world (MFA in Art, as well), I can only hope this art student went on to create a great deal more fine art, and that we'd now recognize the signature. I can't help but link this painting in my own experiences with the work from Northern European and even Baltic Nations in the early 1900s. In any case, definitely worthy of a frame and a spot on your walls or mine.
Very good to excellent condition, no frame yet so you can make your own choices. The linen canvas is still nicely stretched and the painting has no holes, no rips, no tears that would diminish value or enjoyment. As an unsigned painting, the value is in the sure stroke, the rich delicious palette and the overall thrill of this work of fine art. The painting is 18" x 14", intimate, exceptional, and affordable.
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