The frame is not antique but is probably 1950s, but the painting is a lovely c.1900-1915 French watercolor and is artist-signed and truly fabulous! While I am unable to decipher the signature for you, I can tell you the painting is remarkably fine, loose, the work of a very talented artist in a most unforgiving medium: watercolor (aquarelle). The leaves and grapes come alive. I'm not crazy about this frame for the painting, but it's how we found it. I think it deserves a fabulous darker frame to really set it off, but we'll leave that decision to its next owner. Whether kitchen, bar, wine cellar or just anywhere, this is a painting you'll turn into an heirloom, it's so, well. . delicious comes to mind.
Very good to excellent for age and type. We have information this was a watercolor done early in WW1 and so not later than 1915. I wish we could read and research that signature and learn more of the artist. The frame is a much later addition, looks 1950s to me. Large and elegantly crafted, the watercolor showing in aperture (measurement) is noted on the photos and the outer frame is a generous 28.5" x 17.25".
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