Presenting for sale is an early 20th century oil on canvas by Hungarian artist, Ferenc Gaal (1891 – 1956). The painting depicts peasant women and children coming home from a day in the field. Their rakes are carried over their shoulders and their baskets under their arms. The setting sun is peeking through a darkening sky throwing shadows on their faces. The painting is a study in the play of light on a subject and the way it affects colors and surroundings. The thick palette paints effectively define swirls in the clouds as well as the peasant’s clothing.
The painting is in good condition with minor flaking to the paint in the lower left hand corner. It has been professionally cleaned and reset into a more recent frame.
* A light placed specifically on top of this painting will enhance the delightful play of colors and light intended for the viewer of this exceptional piece.
Size of Frame: 36” Width by 31 ¼” Height
Size of Image: 31 ¼” Width by 26 ½” Height.
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