She's such a beautiful subject and the setting for her casual outdoor garden portrait is just heavenly. The fine old oil painting is just in from France, complete with the original (we think) ornate gilded gesso on wood frame. The outer frame is a large 30.5" x 24.75" and it's 3.25" in depth. Painting is unsigned, darn it (I can't make one out, though it is possible it hides in some part of all that greenery). The old painting is on linen canvas and the original mid-1800s wooden stretcher frame holds it tightly, still. The outer measurements of the painting/canvas alone is 24" x 18.25". Such a beauty! She rests her hands folded in her lap upon a blue apron. The cottage in background has such an English feel to it, I guess I can't be certain it's a French artist, can I. Her impression on me is that she might be either a nun, though, or just a lovely matron, a servant even. Altogether, the image is slightly to the French Impressionist in feel and era, and produces such a feeling of calm and almost reverence. I'm in love with her. The frame is a very nice one without losses of note, which is very rare to find. We'll do a wonderful job (per usual) with shipping her to you so it remains in that same condition.
Very good to excellent condition throughout. No artist's signature but we know the age of the painting from the canvas, stretcher and frame, all of which are mid-1800s. Linen canvas is nicely stretched, still, and has no holes nor rips, no restorations, no ripples nor loss of the thickly applied oil paint. Frame, equally fine for age and type, is just a treasure on its own and quite valuable. Large impressive size, sure to become your favorite. Looks as if it's hung on only one wall for 170 years to be in this condition.
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