French school oil on canvas courting party scene or "fete galante," manner of Jean Antoine Watteau (France/Netherlands, 1684-1721) depicting two young couples and a musician in a outdoor setting. Back of frame stamped "Made in France" along with a paper label reading "Rejerence/1502/Made in France". Housed in a gilt carved and gesso frame. Sight – 29" H x 24" W. Framed – 37" H x 32 1/2" W. Late 19th/Early 20th century. Provenance: Formerly of Maple Grove Estate, Knoxville, TN when a private residence. Maple Grove was featured in Southern Accents Magazine, May-June, 1985. CONDITION: Slight craquelure overall. 1/2" tear upper right side. 2 minor holes (one center 2" from right edge and one 5" from right edge). 3 thin places with minor losses at top left frame edge, bottom 4" from left, lower quadrant 7 3/4" from right. Darkened varnish.
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