The Milling Machine. Late 19th / early 20th Century French Impressionist Antique Oil on Panel. Bears pencil signature verso. Mounted in a gilt wood, possibly original, frame. Sight (visible painting) measurements 34cm x 40cm (13.4” x 15.7”). Frame 51cm x 56cm (20” x 22”)
CONDITION: Good, ready to hang. 2 very small spots of retouching visible under ultraviolet light. Minor scuffs to frame.
The hazy, dust-filled light and movement in this painting are what appeal most to us about this painting. The machine appears to be a late 19th century grain fanning mill or winnowing machine.