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Antique Oil Painting, Renaissance Woman in Tiara, Holding Large Box
I'm guessing this to be 19th century, but I suppose it could be earlier. It is a very appealing oil painting on wooden panel/board, and the Renaissance looking woman shown holding an ornate coffers, box, is just lovely. She wears a crown or tiara, and there must be a story being told in the painting, but I don't recognize her nor the painting. I also don't find a signature. A feel of Italian to it, and homage to da Vinci with that curtain and the distant landscape, but I do not know the origin. Purchased in France, but without an artist's signature, we're left to just enjoy her for her obvious charms. The panel is 12" x 9 5/8" and is beveled slightly, typical of early 19th century paintings on wood. The wood is about 1/4" thick. Ready to frame or to display on a shelf, tabletop or easel stand.
Very good condition for age and type. The painting is lovely, well preserved. However, it has a long crack visible from backside which appears to have been a break and restoration. It's almost impossible to see the fine line of it on the face of the painting, however. Darkening of varnish, which is typical of the old paintings and helps them look old, after all.
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