This beautifully rendered European scene conjures the quaint charm of an old world marketplace with locals attending to their daily shopping. Laundry is hung out to dry from windows above and clouds drift in a lazy sun drenched sky. The colors are bright and cheerful, deeper in the foreground shade, fading to lovely soft shades of blue and sun bleached cream on the shutters and sky in the distance. The whole speaks of a simpler, less complicated time.
CONDITION is excellent, I see no problems. There are a few white spots from my camera reflecting off the weave of the canvas. Signed at the lower left, I have tried and tried to make out the artist's name, seems like it should be there but… if you know, I'd appreciate an email. Measures 24 ¾” x 18 ¾” overall, with a sight size of 16 ⅝” x 10 ¾”. The painting on its stretchers measures 17 ⅛” x 11 ⅛”
The artist has a skilled hand and has captured the mood of this timeless 'dance' with a masterful economy, this is truly a fine painting. No automobiles, no electrical wires, not even any bicycles. A human ritual repeated countless times, the rhythm of life. Enjoy!