Continental School, 17th or 18th century, manner of Claude Gellee, also known as Claude Lorrain (French, 1600-1682), oil on canvas landscape with ruins. Overgrown columns, left foreground, overlook a cluster of trees and a river valley below, with figures in a boat passing in the distance, and hills and trees beyond. Later molded Rococo style giltwood frame. Unsigned. Sight – 23" H x 25" W. Framed – 30" H x 31" W. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Howard T. DeHaven, Columbia, TN. CONDITION: Old canvas has been lined; stretcher possibly replaced. UV light reveals significant overpainting to center area in grove of trees, and to lower left corner and to columns. Scattered exfoliation lower right, and to columns, with a few scattered flakes in center area. Largest flake 1/4". Surface grime.
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