This is a smallish painting, perfect for above a mantel in your Bru or other antique doll's house, or also perfect for your own home. This size is often used on a bookshelf, or tabletop with easel, as well as on wall. It measures 11.25" x 8.5" overall, with a painting size of 9.75" x 7.25". The painting is in oil on hard panel, perhaps something like masonite. And it has the bonus of a 2nd oil painting done on the backside, which you can view when you turn the pic over. A splendid composition, I just love these small intimate oil paintings, don't you? The frame would be the old original. It's done in a rather Impressionist manner, and is just splendid.
Very good condition for age and type. I did not try to clean the surface, because you really don't notice those spots of dirt when viewing it, but they do show on our photos and perhaps you might want to gently remove them with a damp q-tip and a little castile soap, which should do the trick. There is not any hole or tear since it's not a stretched canvas but is painted on board. The old frame shows age, but is lovely. Together, a soothing lovely old view. I do not find an artist's signature. I think it is more of a sketch, don't you? A fabulous one! Fresh and free strokes, and a wonderful palette.
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