Joseph Louis Hippolyte Bellange (French, 1800-1866) oil on panel painting depicting a soldier standing beside a well with a woman and a child; village and additional figures in background. Sky with gathering clouds overhead. Signed lower left and dated 1861. "Schillay & Rehs, Inc. Fine Oil Paintings New York" label en verso, listing title of painting as "Pause for Refreshment". Old exhibition label also en verso reads "Exposition de Petits Ma…. Du XIX Siecle, Du 16 Juin au 13 Juillet 1913." Fluted giltwood frame with corner leaf ornaments and beaded molding. Brass plaque attached to the front of frame with artist's name and title of work. Sight 8 1/4" H x 10 1/4" W, framed: 16" x 18 1/4" W. CONDITION: Light craquelure, otherwise overall good condition.
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