Late 19th century European school oil on canvas landscape depicting two children on a path lined with trees partially clad in autumn leaves; the young boy cuts a twig from a bush while the younger girl, wearing a blue coat, watches him. Unsigned. Later gilt and ebonized wood frame with acanthus, rope and bead moldings. 27 1/4" x 22 1/2" sight, 34 1/2" x 29 1/2" framed. Provenance: a Nashville, Tennessee estate. CONDITION: Relined; new stretcher. UV light reveals significant possible loss and repainting to entire far left edge and lower edge (including inpaint to a 3" area of scratching and loss, lower left); 6" area of inpainting along right edge; 1" repaired tear with inpainting to lower edge near center and 1" area of loss and inpaint lower right. Inpainting to boy's chest area; scattered overall areas of inpainting up to 1" diameter; 1/4" flake (inpainted) left side, center, 3" from edge. Overall light craquelure. Frame: losses to top edge of frame, up to 3"L. 1/2" area of loss to rabbet edge.
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