This is an uncommon item ,a print on silk satin, enhanced with paint by places.
It depicts a curious scene of Ancient Rome representing a young woman riding a man down,maybe a servant ,of which she holds the reins.
Behind her,a man dressed as a centurion ,seems to reprimand her.
The decor is typically Roman with a precious incense burner,an antique vase and a column surmounted by a statue of a woman.
The print has a curious shape,surrounded by a brown velvet look cardboard,enhanced by a golden border.
Please note some little green stains on the gilded.
The fabric is glued,probably on a cardboard,and is slightly curled in places.
There are also traces of glue visible on the edges ,and a small uprising at the top right.
The characters are strangely stained with small black marks,maybe humidity,but I’m not sure.
The rococo style frame is made of gilded stuccoed wood ,with a pretty patina,just a little dusty.
Except one or two very small lacks of stucco ,it is in overall good condition.
There is an old label at the back,bearing the name and the address, in Paris , of the framer.
Dimension : 7,4’’ x 9,8’’ framed (19cm x 25cm)
5,9’’ x 8’’ sight (15cm x 25cm)
Despite some little defects,normal for its age,this unusual print is quite charming !
Please,do not take into account some white traces due the reflections on the glass.
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Antique Print on Silk ,Ancient Rome Curious Scene.France late 19th Century.