A delightful Old World Masters oil painting of children playing with Marionette doll. This antique painting on canvas was mounted on board several years ago and housed in a contemporary frame. The painting though dates at the very least from the 19th century and is well done by a trained artist. There is a signature but I am unable to identify the signature. This painting came from the estate of a Belgium born concert pianist who was teenager during World War 2 in French speaking Belgium region and moved to Chicago in the 1960’s and became a noted stage performer.
As stated the painting is joyful and certainly executed by a gifted artist. There is crazing on the surface throughout, highlighted by warm rich tones and perfect lighting. This would be a wonderful addition to any art lovers’ collection. 12’ x 14 w/frame 16’ x 17 inches.