Attributed to Vincenzo Ciappa (Italy, 1766-1826) oil on canvas painting depicting an Italian peasant girl holding a basket and feeding a chicken and her chicks in a courtyard, against a dark brown background. Unsigned. Little Art Gallery, New York, NY gallery label, en verso. Housed in a carved gilt wood frame. Sight – 25 1/2" H x 17 1/2" W. Framed – 31 3/4" H x 23 3/4" W. Late 18th/early 19th century. Provenance: The University Club of Nashville, TN; purchased American Classical Antiques, Nashville, 1997. CONDITION: Overall good condition with 2 1/4" area of painting flaking, lower right edge of canvas. 1 3/4" tear/puncture, lower left of canvas.
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