Dutch School 19th century oil on board painting depicting a family in church attire and a young girl giving alms to a veiled woman holding a baby. Unsigned. Retail label with "IV" incised, en verso. Housed in a carved gilt wood frame with lamb's tongue rabbet edge. Sight – 10 1/8" H x 14" W. Framed – 14" H x 17 3/4" W. The Netherlands, circa 1840. Note: This painting was possibly intended to memorialize the death of an infant. Provenance: Property of a private Alabama collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition. 5" horizontal crack, center of board with minor inpainting. 2" vertical scratch, upper right corner of board. Small areas of inpainting evident with black light, largest 1/4", near girl's foot and to right of woman's.
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