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British School Interior Scene Painting of Father and Daughter, 19th Centuy(157 views)
BRITISH SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY) INTERIOR SCENE PAINTING OF FATHER AND DAUGHTER, Unsigned
Item # 509LPZ12P
A vibrant and beautiful interior scene of a father with his young daughter is a crisp depiction of life in the countryside during the 19th century. The gentleman look on with tired eyes, dressed in his rumpled clothes presumably after a long day of work. He enjoys a glass of wine while his daughter amuses herself with a toy cart and string. The middle-class interior is sparse in it's ornament, an old Baroque style chair resting in front of a simple writing table before the leaded glass window; the walls and interior are free of decorum other than a single small painting, the stone floor left uncovered. The painting has an odd contrast between the joy of a child on a bright vibrant afternoon and the tired eyes of a father in a cold interior - the result is quite magnetic and interesting, a moment worth examining. Moreover, the detail throughout is precise and perfect, the colors deep with high contrast and the scene complicated. For the collector of 19th century genre scenes, this is a nostalgic work that will certainly be a cherished part of any collection.
Measurements: [frame] 20 3/4" W x 24 3/4" H; [panel] 12 1/8" W x 16" H
Condition Report: Cracked upper left corner of the panel. Tiny surface loss low-right corner. Under UV showing green cast of a somewhat recent conservation (cleaned and revarnished) with some inpainting to crack upper-left; surface otherwise appears to be free of inpainting and overpainting, but it is difficult to verify under the new varnish. Overall the painting is gorgeous with a bright and vibrant surface. Frame is in excellent condition.
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