Attributed to Alessandro Sani (Italian, 1856-1927) oil on board genre scene depicting a monk and another man playing chess on a cloth covered table. Barrels and bottles of wine, a sword and a crumpled cloth are strewn about the room. Unsigned. Housed in an elaborate leaf and floral carved and molded giltwood frame with title plaque at center. Panel – 7" H x 10" W. Framed – 16 1/2" H x 19" W. Provenance: the estate of B. Dale Wiley, Brentwood, Tennessee. CONDITION: Panel has slipped slightly in frame but is in overall good condition, no damage noted. Frame has some shrinkage and small scattered losses up to 3/4" diameter.
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