Bernard (Bernhard) Jean Corneille Pothast (Dutch, 1882-1966) oil on canvas genre painting titled "The Fond Mother" depicting a mother in a bedroom setting, holding a baby in her lap while a young child looks on. Signed lower right "B. Pothast" and titled with artist's name lower edge of frame. Housed in a carved and molded gilt wood frame under glass. Sight – 25" H x 28" W. Framed – 31 1/2" H x 35" W. Biography: Bernard Pothast attended the "Ecole des Beaux Arts" where he trained under the artist Gabriel Ferrier. He also studied at the School of Reichsakad and later in Amsterdam under the artist Jules Alby. He enjoyed a successful career as a genre painter. His favorite subject was the peasant family. (Adapted from AskArt). CONDITION: Overall very good condition, some minor wear to frame.
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